The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to Tuesday night’s game that they have placed outfielder Matt Holliday (right quadriceps strain) on the 15-day disabled list and recalled right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich from Memphis (AAA).
Holliday, who was removed from Monday night’s game in the bottom of the 2nd inning, is on the disabled list for the first time since July of 2013.
Socolovich, 28, is making his second appearance with the Cardinals this season. He was 2-0 with a 1.17 ERA in his prior stint (May 1-27) with the big league club, allowing just one run in seven games (7.2 IP). He was 1-1 with a 0.54 ERA in 10 games (16.2 IP) for Memphis, striking out 15.
Brian Walton’s take: General manager John Mozeliak told media Tuesday afternoon that Holliday has a grade 2 tear. The team will wait the 15-day DL minimum until making a further evaluation to determine how long the outfielder will be out.
As a point of comparison, Matt Adams’s grade 3 tear is more severe, requiring surgery and keeping the first baseman out for four months.
As of yet, the Cardinals have not announced a replacement for Socolovich at Memphis.