Cardinals Place RHP Joe Kelly on DL
(WASHINGTON) -- The St. Louis Cardinals have placed right-hander Joe Kelly on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
Kelly was injured while trying to beat out a bunt attempt in the fourth inning of the Cardinals' 5-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.
In a corresponding move, the team optioned righty reliever Keith Butler Triple-A Memphis and recalled rookie right-handers Eric Fornataro and Jorge Rondon. Both could make their MLB debuts during this weekend's series against the Washington Nationals.
In three starts for the Cardinals this season, Kelly is 1-1 with a 0.59 ERA. He came into spring training unsure of what his role would be this season, but he eventually beat out Carlos Martinez for the team's fifth starter spot.
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