Schumaker, Craig placed on disabled list
Cardinals second baseman Skip Schumaker and reserve outfielder
Allen Craig have been placed on the 15-day disabled list entering a
Schumaker has a right triceps strain and Craig has a left groin
strain. The moves were announced Tuesday before the start of a
three-game series against the Washington Nationals.
Manager Tony La Russa thinks Schumaker, who’s batting .241 with
one homer and eight RBIs, will need more than 15 days to recover.
Craig, who said he was injured while stealing second at Los Angeles
on Saturday, is batting .313 with one homer and seven RBIs.
Schumaker said he was hurt on a swing and miss Friday night at
Los Angeles. He’s cautiously optimistic it won’t be a long stay on
”I can’t tell you it’s going to be tomorrow, I can’t tell you
it’s going to be six weeks, I can’t tell you,” Schumaker said.
”I’m going to do everything I can to speed this up.
”It’s just a weird thing, I can’t really explain it.”
Infielder Nick Punto was activated from the 15-day disabled list
and first baseman Mark Hamilton was recalled from Triple-A Memphis.
Punto missed most of spring training after surgery in February for
a sports hernia and La Russa said he’d have been activated at some
point this homestand, in any case.
Tyler Greene started at second base Tuesday night and the
Cardinals also can use Punto and Daniel Descalso there. La Russa
said he’d probably give Punto a start on Wednesday.
”We’ve got three good options, so we’re in good shape,” La
The 26-year-old Hamilton was a supplemental draft pick in 2006
out of Tulane and played nine games for the Cardinals last
September. He was hitting .297 with one home run and four RBIs in
11 games at Memphis.