Cards Add Garcia, Subtract Holliday, Johnson

The St. Louis Cardinals promoted Greg Garcia from Memphis, while Matt Holliday was placed on the DL.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have placed outfielder Matt Holliday (right quadriceps strain) on the 15-day disabled list and recalled infielder Greg Garcia from Memphis (AAA). The team also announced that it has designated first baseman Dan Johnson for assignment in order to add newly-acquired outfielder/first baseman Brandon Moss to both the 25-man and 40-man rosters.

Garcia will be making his 2nd appearance of the season with the Cardinals, having appeared in 12 games from June 19 to July 3, batting .417 (5-for-12) with a game-tying pinch-homer on June 26 vs. the Chicago Cubs.

The left-handed hitting Garcia was batting .299 (84-for-281) with 33 RBI and a .404 on-base pct. in his 81 games at Memphis this season. Garcia, 25, was batting .332 (65-for-196) vs, right-handed pitchers and .354 (23-for-65) with 32 RBI when batting with runners in scoring position.

Garcia, a college teammate of Kolten Wong at the University of Hawaii, wears uniform no. 35.

Holliday is going on the disabled list for the 2nd time this season. The All-Star outfielder missed 31 games from June 9 to July 16 with a right quadriceps strain, with the Cardinals going 18-13 during his absence.

Update

Holliday's injury is a grade two strain (tear). The organization is hopeful he can return before the conclusion of the regular season.



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