Cardinals place Barton on 15-day disabled list

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals placed outfielder Brian Barton on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right side muscle Tuesday.

Barton, selected in the Rule 5 draft last winter, is hitting .269 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 130 at-bats. He was injured beating out a bunt for a single during a career-best three-hit game Sunday.

Outfielder Nick Stavinoha, batting .337 with 16 home runs and 74 RBIs at Class AAA Memphis, was recalled for his third stint with the team. He was batting .200 (5-for-25) with four RBIs for St. Louis.

-- AP

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