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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Skip Schumaker and Allen Craig are expected to miss some time, and that could mean a stint on the 15-day disabled list.

Both injuries occurred over the weekend in Los Angeles. Schumaker hyper-extended his elbow during an at-bat on Friday and has been diagnosed with a right triceps strain. Craig strained his left groin when he stole a base on Saturday.

Daniel Descalso and Tyler Greene will more than likely see time at second base in place of Schumaker. Descalso made his first Major League start at second base on Sunday, but played mostly at the position while in the minor leagues.

Nick Punto is scheduled to be activated and placed on the active roster. Punto has been gone since undergoing a sports hernia operation in February.

Power-hitter Mark Hamilton is expected to be called up from AAA Memphis to provide depth on the bench.

These injuries occur just over a week after pitchers Bryan Augenstein and Brian Tallet were put on the disabled list.

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  1. Clyde says:

    Let’s return to the 30 day disabled list of 20-25 years ago and we’ll see a lot fewer disabled players that might just have to play with some discomfort…teams would be much less likely to disable a player if they would lose the player for over four weeks due to a strain…..Schumacher probably got the strain by playing with his batting gloves after every pitch.
    The excessive disabling of players today is a disgrace when we’re told time and time again that they’re “in shape year round” now…maybe, but they’re not in baseball shape.

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