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Cardinals place Jedd Gyorko on disabled list with hamstring injury


The Cardinals announced on Tuesday that third baseman Jedd Gyorko has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. Outfielder Harrison Bader has been recalled from Triple-A Memphis.

Gyorko left Monday’s game against the Brewers when he suffered the injury. In three games, Gyorko has two singles, a double, a walk, and a stolen base in eight plate appearances.

Bader, 23, debuted in the majors last year, posting a .659 in 92 plate appearances across 32 games.

Matt Carpenter will likely get most of the starts at third base while Gyorko is absent.

Video: Starling Marte refuses to take first base after being hit by pitch

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Pirates outfielder Starling Marte was hit on the hand by a Jack Flaherty pitch in the fourth inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Cardinals. Rather than take first base, Marte — who came to the plate with a runner on first base — insisted to home plate umpire Bruce Dreckman that the ball hit the knob of the bat, not his hand. Marte was allowed to continue his at-bat, though manager Clint Hurdle came out to discuss the ruling with Dreckman. Marte eventually grounded into a fielder’s choice. He then got caught attempting to steal second base and the Pirates scored zero runs in the inning.

According to Baseball Prospectus, a team that has runners on first and second with no outs is expected to score 1.55 runs. Having a runner on first base with one out yields 0.56 expected runs. Marte essentially cost his team a run by rejecting first base. Oops.