St. Louis Cardinals Place Matt Carpenter on DL

July 7th, 2016

The St. Louis Cardinals have played All-Star infielder Matt Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list with a strainged right oblique. Carpenter suffered the injury in Wednesday night's loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. 

The 30-year-old infielder was hitting .298 with 14 homers, 53 RBI and a MLB-best .420 on-base percentage at the time of the injury. Needless to say, the three-time All-Star will miss this year's Mid-summer Classic. 

The expectation here has to be that the Cardinals will use Kolten Wong and Jedd Gyorko in a platoon situation until Carpenter is able to return. 

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