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Cardinals place Mark Ellis on the disabled list

Aug 19, 2014, 4:40 PM EST

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St. Louis infielder Mark Ellis is headed to the disabled list with a strained oblique muscle, which tends to sideline players for more than the minimum 15 days.

Ellis has barely played of late thanks to the emergence of rookie Kolten Wong at second base and the 37-year-old has hit just .192 in 65 games this season on a one-year, $5.25 million deal.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny actually started Ellis at first base last week, so perhaps the injury taking him out of consideration for the lineup until mid-September won’t be all negative.

  1. SocraticGadfly - Aug 19, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Given Elllis’ stats lines, and the fact that call-up Greg Garcia can play both middle infield positions, arguably this is a positive (a small one, of course) if anything.

  2. twinfan24 - Aug 19, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Cards have to be happy it was only a one year deal. He had a very solid career, hitting just well enough for a very good defensive middle infielder. But, looks done this season.

    • sportsfan18 - Aug 19, 2014 at 8:29 PM

      hope he sees the handwriting on the wall and has been saving his pennies…

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