Carpenter returns, Molina to IL for Cardinals – MLB.com

The Cardinals placed Yadier Molina on the 10-day injured list Thursday, retroactive to July 8, with a right thumb tendon strain, one of six roster moves announced by the team. St. Louis activated Matt Carpenter, previously sidelined with a lower back strain, from the 10-day injured list, and purchased the
The Cardinals placed Yadier Molina on the 10-day injured list Thursday, retroactive to July 8, with a right thumb tendon strain, one of six roster moves announced by the team. St. Louis activated Matt Carpenter, previously sidelined with a lower back strain, from the 10-day injured list, and purchased the contract of pitcher Chasen Shreve from Triple-A Memphis. The Cardinals will recall catcher Andrew Knizer from Memphis before Friday’s game against Arizona.
Tyler Webb and Rangel Ravelo were optioned to Triple-A in corresponding moves. Jordan Hicks was transferred to the 60-day injured list to make room on the 40-man roster for Shreve.
This is Molina’s second injured list this season with the same right thumb tendon strain, having also missed time in late May and early June. Molina appeared as a pinch-hitter on July 6 but has not started a game since July 3.
Carpenter, who last played on June 28, is hitting .216 this season with a .706 OPS. Both of those would be his worst for any complete season in which he played at least double-digit games.

Sarah Langs is a reporter/editor for MLB.com based in New York. Follow her on Twitter @SlangsOnSports.

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