Ludwick to DL, Stavinoha up
The Cardinals announced that Ryan Ludwick’s right hamstring strain will in fact send him to the 15-day disabled list. They are recalling Nick Stavinoha from Triple-A Memphis to take Ludwick’s roster spot.
In 30 games for Memphis this season, Stavinoha is batting .264 with a .341 on-base percentage, a .427 slugging percentage, four home runs and 25 RBIs. He’s been hot lately, going 13-for-38 with five extra-base hits in his past nine games.
Stavinoha has played almost exclusively at first base this year, with one appearance at catcher. He was an outfielder for most of his professional career.