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Lopez has a strain

After further review by the medical staff, the Cardinals say that Felipe Lopez has an elbow strain. He has been disabled to make room on the roster for Memphis call up Tyler Greene.

Greene didn't show much at the plate. But, then again, neither has Lopez so far. He's hitting .272 with one home run and four RBIs. Take away the homer -- a grand slam -- and he doesn't have any ribbies.

Outfielder Jon Jay, called up at the same time as Greene, made his major league debut Monday night with a pinch hit strikeout against Tim Hudson. Jim Edmond's former number, 15, didn't suit Matt Holliday who changed to number 7 after wearing 15 after coming to St. Louis last season in trade. But it, apparently, was just fine with Jay who wore it Monday after sporting number 88 in spring training.

Jay replaced Allen Craig on the major league roster. Craig, who had 18 chances to bat in 18 games, was hitting .056 for the Cardinals. The lack of chances obviously hurt Craig. Can the Birds expect Jay to do any better under the same circumstances?

Another problem with the move is that Craig could at least play first and third in addition to the outfield corners. Jay is purely an outfielder, which leaves the Cardinals even thinner on the infield.