St. Louis Cardinals placed catcher Yadier Molin on bereavement, Steven Matz on 15 day IL

ST. LOUIS — Cardinals Placed star catcher Yadier Molina You can find the Monday bereavement mailing list here.

Molina pitched the ninth inning in a 19-4 win at Pittsburgh on May 9, his first appearance as a professional pitcher. He was able to allow four runs and a pair of homers while completing the Cardinals' three game sweep.

Molina, 39 years old, is batting.239 in 26 games. It's likely that this will be his last season in the big leagues.

Triple-A Memphis recalled Ivan Herrera, a rookie catcher. Herrera, a 21-year old prospect, was hitting.310 with two home runs and 13 RBIs in Memphis.

On Monday, the Cardinals also used left-hander Steven Matz Due to shoulder impingement or outfielder, the 15-day injured roster will be updated. Dylan Carlson A left hamstring strain is causing me to be on the 10-day injured-list

Matz only made it through four innings in Sunday's match against the Pirates before becoming stiff in his left shoulder. Matz was a free agent this offseason and has had a mixed start. Toronto Blue Jays. He came into Sunday's match with a 3.0 mark and a 6.03 ERA.

Carlson, who has hit.247 this season with 2 home runs, 11 RBIs and 3 doubles in 39 games, was put on the IL retroactively to Saturday.

Angel Rondon (1-0), who was also optioned by the Cardinals to Triple-A Memphis, was also available. Rondon, who relieved Matz on Sunday in relief, allowed only one hit in five innings. He struck out four and walked three.

Monday also saw the Cardinals recall left-hander Matthew Liberatore from Memphis and outfielder Lars Nootbaar. Liberatore, one the Cardinals' most promising prospects, made his major-league debut Saturday against the Pirates. He allowed four runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks in 4⅔ innings during that start.

This report was compiled by the Associated Press.

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