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Martinez To Start For Wainwright

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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (L) gives pitcher Carlos Martinez words of encouragement after getting out of a bases loaded eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on April 25, 2014.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (L) gives pitcher Carlos Martinez words of encouragement after getting out of a bases loaded eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on April 25, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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ST. LOUIS (AP)- The St. Louis Cardinals said reliever Carlos Martinez will make his second career start against the New York Mets on Monday in place of Adam Wainwright.

Wainwright will miss the start because of tendinitis in his pitching elbow. He is 9-3 with a 2.15 ERA in 100 1-3 innings this season. He had an injection on Wednesday after an MRI pinpointed the trouble area in the back of his elbow. General manager John Mozeliak said it was like “tennis elbow.”

Wainwright was a 19-game winner last year and won 20 games in 2010.

This season, Martinez is 0-3 with a 4.67 ERA in 30 appearances with no starts. He started one game in 2013. He went 4 2-3 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers, allowing four runs.

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