The Cardinals designated pitcher Bryan Augenstein for assignment and they optioned first baseman Mark Hamilton and pitcher Brandon Dickson to Memphis.
The gut-wrenching win puts the Cardinals back on top of the NL Central all alone for the first time since June 11.
As soon as Pujols appeared in the clubhouse, every writer, reporter, and camera operator lunged toward his locker.
The team optioned pitcher Maikel Cleto to Springfield AA and infielder Pete Kozma to Memphis AAA.
Cardinals again will have two LHPs in bullpen.
Both injuries occurred over the weekend in Los Angeles.
Monday’s moves leave 29 players remaining in the Cardinals’ Major League camp.
David Freese scratched from first start of spring.
The injuries of Chris Carpenter and Mitchell Boggs overshadow a big day of home runs from Holliday, Craig, Jay, and Hamilton.