Cardinals place Jay on DL with shoulder injury

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

ST. LOUIS -- Center fielder Jon Jay was put on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday by the St. Louis Cardinals because of shoulder soreness.

St. Louis played the finale of a five-game homestand with only one regular outfielder, left fielder Matt Holliday. Right fielder Carlos Beltran missed his second straight start due to a minor knee injury but was available to pinch hit, and first baseman Lance Berkman was a late lineup scratch.

Jay injured his right shoulder when he banged into an outfield wall last month. He had one hit, a bunt single, in his last 15 at-bats.

Jay is hitting .343 in 26 games and went 1 for 4 in Monday's 6-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs.

Outfielder Shane Robinson was recalled from Class AAA Memphis after one day in the minors. Robinson was 3 for 4 with a triple Monday.

"I didn't think anything would happen this soon. But it did," Robinson said. "It's been pretty chaotic."

The Cardinals also had made a roster move Monday, releasing left-handed reliever J.C. Romero and calling up right-handed reliever Eduardo Sanchez from Memphis.

-- Associated Press

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