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Cardinals place Carlos Martinez on the disabled list


The Cardinals announced on Thursday that starter Carlos Martinez has been placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 9, with a strained right lat. Pitcher Mike Mayers has been recalled from Triple-A Memphis.

The club has not yet provided a timetable for Martinez’s recovery. It is also not clear exactly when Martinez suffered the injury, but it would help explain his struggles on Tuesday against the Twins — he gave up four runs over five innings.

Martinez, 26, owns a league-best 1.62 ERA on the season with a 47/22 K/BB ratio in 50 innings.

Mayers, 26, will work out of the bullpen. Across 19 2/3 innings in the majors, Mayers has struggled, yielding 27 runs (24 earned) on 35 hits and nine walks with 10 strikeouts.

Zac Rosscup throws immaculate inning, lands on DL

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A day after throwing an immaculate inning — getting through an inning on three consecutive strikeouts with nine pitches — against the Mariners, Dodgers reliever Zac Rosscup was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left calf strain. The move made room on the 25-man roster for Kenley Jansen, who is back after missing some time due to an irregular heartbeat.

Rosscup pitched the ninth inning of Sunday’s 12-1 win over the Mariners. He struck out Kyle Seager, Ryon Healy, and Cameron Maybin on three pitches each. Rosscup is the fourth pitcher to throw an immaculate inning this season, joining Kevin Gausman, Max Scherzer, and German Marquez. 2018’s four immaculate innings is still far behind 2017’s record of eight.

Rosscup has pitched only 6 2/3 innings in the majors this year. He has yielded five runs (all earned) on seven hits and a walk with 10 strikeouts. He missed a significant amount of time earlier this season due to a blister on his left middle finger.