Cardinals place Grichuk on DL, recall IF Dean Anna

April 19, 2015

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny says outfielder Randal Grichuk, put on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain, will have to change his workout routine to avoid further problems.

Grichuk, who was batting .200 with a homer and two RBIs in 10 at-bats, was injured lifting weights and was placed on the DL retroactive to Friday. Infielder Dean Anna, a left-handed hitter, was recalled from Triple-A Memphis in time for Sunday night's game against the Reds.

Matheny said Grichuk altered the plan after hurting the back in spring training and now will have to do things ''probably radically different.''

The 28-year-old Anna was batting .393 with two doubles and two RBIs in seven games as the leadoff man in the minors. He appeared in 12 games with the Yankees last season and could be used at second base, shortstop and third base.