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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.

Braves minor leaguer Braxton Davidson fractures foot on walk-off homer in AFL Championship Game

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Braves minor league first baseman Braxton Davidson played the hero during the Arizona Fall League Championship Game on Saturday, but followed up his game-winning homer with what appeared to be a broken left foot.

Braxton had just lofted a 2-1 pitch from Nationals left-hander Taylor Guilbeau in the bottom of the 10th inning and was making his way around the bases when he started hopping on his right foot as he neared the plate. After being helped off the field, that the infielder was quickly taken to a local hospital for further examination, the results of which have yet to be made public.

The 22-year-old helped lift the Peoria Javelinas to their fifth AFL title and second since 2017. He went 2-for-5 with a single and home run in Saturday’s finale over the Salt River Rafters. During the regular season, he completed his third consecutive campaign in High-A and slashed .171/.281/.365 with a career-high 20 home runs and a .646 OPS through 481 plate appearances.