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Cardinals put lefty Steven Matz, outfielder Dylan Carlson on IL

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May 22, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Cardinals made a flurry of moves Monday, including placing outfielder Dylan Carlson (hamstring) and left-hander Steven Matz (shoulder) on the injured list.

In corresponding moves, the Cardinals recalled right-hander Junior Fernandez, rookie left-hander Matthew Liberatore and outfielder Lars Nootbaar from Triple-A Memphis.

The team optioned right-hander Angel Rondon to Memphis after Sunday’s game.

Matz was put on the 15-day IL with left shoulder impingement. He left Sunday’s start after just four pitches. Matz, who turns 31 on Sunday, is 3-3 with a 6.03 ERA in nine starts this season.

Carlson, 23, was put on the 10-day IL — retroactive to Sunday — with a left hamstring strain. He left Saturday’s game after two innings. Carlson is batting .247 with two home runs and 15 runs scored in 39 games.

Liberatore, 22, made his major league debut on Saturday in a start at Pittsburgh, then was sent back to Memphis on Sunday. He allowed four runs in 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision.

Nootbaar, 24, appeared in seven games with the Cardinals to begin the season, batting .125 in 16 at-bats.

Fernandez, 25, has appeared in 16 games for Memphis this season, going 1-2 with a 6.35 ERA and a save. He’s appeared in 34 games for the Cardinals over the past three seasons with a 1-1 record and 6.62 ERA.

–Field Level Media