ST. LOUIS — First baseman Matt Adams on Friday was placed on the disabled list by the St. Louis Cardinals, retroactive to Monday.
Adam has a strained right oblique and has been replaced on the roster by infielder Jermaine Curtis, whose contract was purchased from Class AAA Memphis.
Curtis, 25, was batting .292 (14-for-48) with a team-high 17 RBIs in 17 games for Memphis. He was batting .533 (8-for-15) with 15 RBIs with runners in scoring position.
Curtis, a right-handed hitter, was drafted by the Cardinals from UCLA in the fifth round in 2008. He led the Texas League in on-base percentage last season (.416) and ranked second in average (.313) with Class AA Springfield.
Curtis will wear No. 55.
Adams was batting .542 with three home runs and a 1.042 slugging percentage in eight games this season.