Cards call up catcher after LaRue injured in brawl

Cards call up catcher after LaRue injured in brawl

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Cincinnati Reds Scott Rolen forth from right, yells at an unidentified St. Louis Cardinals player being held back by teammate Jeff Suppan while umpire Mark Wegner holds back Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker, right, during an altercation in the first inning of their baseball game in Cincinnati Tuesday Aug. 10, 2010. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Reds Joey Votto, far right, listen. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

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Posted on August 11, 2010 at 10:29 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 11 at 12:22 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals have called up a catcher because they're not sure how long Jason LaRue will be sidelined by injuries sustained in a brawl with the Cincinnati Reds.

The Cardinals called up Steven Hill from Double-A Springfield. The 25-year-old catcher will be making his major league debut.

St. Louis also put right-hander Jeff Suppan on the 15-day disabled list with a strained groin.

The Cardinals say LaRue got kicked in the head by Reds starter Johnny Cueto during a first-inning brawl Tuesday night. Manager Tony La Russa says the reserve catcher also might have broken ribs.

La Russa expects disciplinary action against the Reds. Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker says it's too soon to speculate about what might happen.

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