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8/23/2013 11:56 A.M. ET

Cardinals place Jake Westbrook on 15-day D.L.

Carlos Martinez recalled from Memphis (AAA)

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.

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