Cardinals place Adams on DL with strained quad, call up catcher Easley

Published May. 27, 2015 2:47 p.m. ET

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals turned to Memphis again for another new player to fill in for their injured first baseman.

The team announced catcher Ed Easley will come up from Triple A and take the MLB roster spot of Matt Adams, who was placed on the disabled list with a strained right quadriceps. Adams pulled up and limped into second base on a double in the fifth inning of Tuesday night's 6-4 win over Arizona.

Mark Reynolds will take over at first base and Easley will become part of a short four-man bench that already took a hit this month when St. Louis placed Jon Jay on the disabled list with wrist tendinitis. Easley is batting .295 with three home runs so far this season, including .355 over the last 10 games. The 29-year-old does not have any major league at-bats.

Easley's stay in St. Louis could be short, since general manager John Mozeliak said Jay should be able to return on Friday for a weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The center fielder went 0 for 4 Tuesday in his first rehab game at Class A Peoria.

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