The Cardinals have placed outfielder Nick Stavinoha on the disabled list and recalled Class AAA outfielder Allen Craig to replace him on the active roster.
Stavinoha hurt his shoulder during the series in Houston. Meanwhile, Craig has been tearing it up of late in Memphis.
In only 21 plate appearances during his first two stays in St. Louis, Craig is batting .053 with five strikeouts and two walks. In Class AAA, however, Craig is hitting .308 overall and .364 in his last 10 games. He's got 11 homers and 65 RBIs on the season.
The Cardinals were already shorthanded in the outfield where Ryan Ludwick and Colby Rasmus have been sidelined with leg injuries. Rasmus should be able to play tonight while the Cardinals said Ludwick may not start until Sunday against the Dodgers.