Cardinals place Matt Holliday on 15-day DL

The St.Louis Cardinals placed outfielder Matt Holliday on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring on Saturday.

According to the Associated Press, Holliday hasn’t played since July 11 against the Chicago Cubs and will be given more time to recover as moving Holliday to the disabled list is retroactive to July 12.

“It was that missing 10-20 percent where he still felt a little something,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. “We just had too many things going in our favor, all the time that’s already passed, the break, a day off on Monday.”

According to MLB.com, Holliday can return as soon as next Saturday. Holliday is batting .268 with 13 home runs and 47 runs batted in.

The Cardinals called up outfielder Brock Peterson from Triple-A Memphis. Peterson was a Triple-A All-Star this season and was hitting .306 with a league-high 22 home runs and 66 runs batted in. This is Peterson’s first time in the big leagues.

“He’s very excited and it’s just a great story. But nothing’s been given to him, he’s had a tremendous season and I think he’ll fit in well with what we’re looking to do,” said Matheny.

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