St. Louis Cardinals

Wainwright back on disabled list; Cardinals recall Mayers from Memphis

St. Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Pittsburgh.
St. Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Pittsburgh. Keith Srakocic/Associated Press

Pitcher Adam Wainwright was placed on the 10-day disabled list by the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday with an impingement in his right elbow.

The Cardinals recalled right-hander Mike Mayers from Class AAA Memphis.

Wainwright becomes the second Cardinals pitcher in two days to hit the disabled list. On Thursday, closer Trevor Rosenthal was placed on the DL with right posterior elbow irritation.

Wainwright, 35, is 12-5 with a 5.12 ERA in 23 starts. He allowed five runs (earned) on seven hits in three innings Thursday in the Cardinals’ 11-7 win over Pittsburgh.

It’s the second trip to the disabled list this season for Wainwright, who previously was sidelined in July with mid-back tightness.

Mayers is 5-6 with a 3.36 ERA in 25 games and 15 starts at Memphis, with 88 strikeouts in 99 innings. He has pitched his last 10 games out of the bullpen, registering a 1.89 ERA.

Mayers, who will wear No. 59, is his his second stint with the Cardinals this season. He pitched June 29 against Arizona and July 2 against Washington.

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