The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have placed right-handed pitcher Jake Westbrook (lower back strain) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 22, and recalled right-handed pitcher Carlos Martinez from Memphis (AAA).
Martinez, who made his first Major League start on August 8 vs. the Dodgers, is 0-1 in 11 games (one start) for the Cardinals. The 21-year-old rookie has fanned 13 batters in his 16.0 innings pitched for St. Louis. Martinez has compiled a 5-3 mark with a 2.66 ERA in his 12 games started at Memphis. His most recent start for the triple-A Redbirds came last Sunday (August 18) vs. Omaha when he struck out six in 4.0 innings.
Martinez wears uniform # 62.