- Associated Press - Thursday, May 10, 2018

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals have put ace Carlos Martinez on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained lat.

Martinez leads the National League with a 1.62 ERA.

Martinez pitched five innings in a loss to Minnesota on Tuesday, his first defeat in seven starts since opening day. The right-hander is 3-2 overall.

The Cardinals made the move Thursday, retroactive by a day.

Right-hander Mike Mayers was recalled from Triple-A Memphis. He was optioned on Monday after earning a win with three innings of relief in a 14-inning game against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night. Mayers is 1-0 with a 1.86 ERA and one save in five relief appearances for the Cardinals.

Martinez tops the Cardinals with 50 innings and 47 strikeouts.

St. Louis plays at San Diego on Thursday night.


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