Cards put Molina on bereavement list, Matz on IL

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ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals positioned star catcher Yadier Molina on the bereavement listing Monday.

The transfer comes at some point after Molina made his first profession pitching look, working the ninth inning of an 18-4 victory at Pittsburgh. He allowed a pair of homers and 4 runs whereas ending the Cardinals’ three-game sweep.

The 39-year-old Molina is batting .239 with two homers and eight RBIs in 26 video games in what seemingly shall be his ultimate huge league season.

Rookie catcher Ivan Herrera was recalled from Triple-A Memphis. The 21-year-old Herrera, one of many group’s high prospects, was hitting .310 with two dwelling runs and 13 RBIs for Memphis.

Additionally Monday, the Cardinals positioned left-hander Steven Matz on the 15-day injured listing due to shoulder impingement and outfielder Dylan Carlson on the 10-day injured listing due to a left hamstring pressure.

Matz lasted solely 4 pitches Sunday in his begin in opposition to the Pirates earlier than being pulled with stiffness in his left shoulder. It has been an up-and-down season for Matz, a free-agent addition this offseason from the Toronto Blue Jays. He entered Sunday with a 3-3 mark and a 6.03 ERA.

Carlson, who’s hitting .247 with two dwelling runs and 11 RBIs in 39 video games this season, was positioned on the IL retroactive to Saturday.

The Cardinals additionally optioned Angel Rondon (1-0) to Triple-A Memphis on Monday. Rondon allowed only one hit in 5 innings in reduction of Matz on Sunday for his first win within the majors, hanging out 4 and strolling three.

Additionally Monday, the Cardinals recalled left-hander Matthew Liberatore and outfielder Lars Nootbaar from Memphis. Liberatore, one of many Cardinals’ high prospects, made his main league debut Saturday in opposition to the Pirates. He allowed 4 runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks in 4⅔ innings throughout that begin.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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