Brewers' Matt Garza placed on disabled list with oblique strain

Tuesday August 5th, 2014

Milwaukee Brewers starter Matt Garza has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain, the team announced Tuesday.

Garza, 30, was pulled after allowing just one hit over six innings in a 3-2 loss to the Cardinals Sunday.

The right-hander has posted a 3.74 ERA and a 7-7 record over 22 starts this season.

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Garza missed the first seven weeks of the 2013 season with the Cubs after suffering a similar oblique injury during spring training.

The Brewers called up Rob Wooten from Triple A Nashville to replace Garza on the roster. Wooten has a 4.36 ERA in 37 appearances for the Brewers this season.

The Brewers opened Tuesday at 61-51, in first place in the National League Central.

- Chris Johnson

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