St. Louis (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals placed infielder Felipe Lopez on the 15-day disabled with a right elbow strain that the team expects will heal with rest.
The Cardinals also recalled outfielder John Jay and infielder Tyler Greene from Triple-A Memphis. They were expected to be in uniform Monday night against the Atlanta Braves.
Outfielder Allen Craig, 1 for 18 in his first major league experience, was optioned to Memphis. Lopez was batting .273 with a homer, four doubles and four RBIs in 44 at-bats. Manager Tony La Russa said Lopez was initially hurt sliding the first weekend of the season and believes the injury is unrelated to his pitching stint in a 20-inning loss to the Mets on April 17.
Jay, a second-round draft pick in 2006, is making his major league debut.