Cardinals place pitcher Joe Kelly on disabled list with hamstring injury

Thursday April 17th, 2014

Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly walks off the field after injuring his hamstring against the Milwaukee Brewers. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn) Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly walks off the field after injuring his hamstring against the Brewers. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

The St. Louis Cardinals placed pitcher Joe Kelly on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain, the team announced Thursday.

Kelly was injured during Wednesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers after trying to leg out a bunt to first base in the top of the fifth inning. Kelly pitched four innings against Milwaukee, giving up three hits and an unearned run and earning a loss.

After the game, he was sent back to St. Louis for further examination. The team recalled rookie right-handers Eric Fornataro and Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Memphis and optioned reliever Keith Butler to Memphis.

In three starts this season, Kelly is 1-1 with a 0.59 ERA, giving up just one earned run in 15.1 innings pitched.

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