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Cardinals place Holliday on DL, call up Brock Peterson

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By Scott Bierman By Scott Bierman
ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 5:  Matt Holliday #7 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits an RBI double against the Miami Marlins  in the third inning at Busch Stadium on July 5, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) By Dilip Vishwanat ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 5: Matt Holliday #7 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits an RBI double against the Miami Marlins in the third inning at Busch Stadium on July 5, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) By Dilip Vishwanat
By Scott Bierman By Scott Bierman

(BaseballStL) -- The St. Louis Cardinals placed Matt Holliday, who strained his right hamstring against the Chicago Cubs last weekend, on the 15-day disabled list. The move is retroactive to July 12.

As a result, the Cardinals purchased Brock Peterson, who was recently named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team, from Triple-A Memphis.

Peterson, 29, posted a .306 batting average and bashed a PCL-leading 22 home runs with 66 RBI in 93 games played for Memphis. He can play either first base or outfield.

The Cardinals may have found that quality right-handed bat off the bench with Peterson, who batted .341 against lefties this season. He also owns a .301 average with runners in scoring position.

Peterson, who stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 215 pounds, was selected in the 49th round in the 2002 Draft by the Minnesota Twins. He signed a minor league contract with the Cardinals on August 14, 2012.

Holliday was hoping to avoid the disabled list by resting over the All-Star break and was expected to test his injured hamstring this weekend. No timetable has been set for his return.

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