The Reds announced on Tuesday that outfielder Matt Kemp has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a broken rib. Outfielder Phillip Ervin has been recalled from Triple-A Louisville.
Kemp, 34, collided with the outfield wall attempting to make a catch during Sunday’s game against the Padres. The break might be a good thing for Kemp, as he’s batting a light .200/.210/.283 with a homer and five RBI across 62 plate appearances this season.
Ervin, 26, hit .224/.291/.286 in 55 trips to the plate with Louisville to start the season. He has appeared in only two major league games thus far in 2019, but was a solid part-time player for the Reds last year.
Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak confirmed on Sunday, to KMOX/1120 AM and StlToday.com, that pitcher Carlos Martínez underwent a “small procedure” to address discomfort in his right shoulder and encourage healing as well as a platelet-rich plasma injection.
Martínez, 28, began experiencing shoulder issues in 2018 which impacted his ability to pitch deep into games. Upon his return from the injured list in late August that year, the club moved him into the bullpen. He remained in the bullpen for 2019, making his season debut in May, and had a successful year, racking up 24 saves with a 3.17 ERA and a 53/18 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings.
Martínez wants to start again and the Cardinals have said they will afford him the opportunity. He is expected to be on track to participate in spring training as usual.