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Cardinals pitcher Drew VerHagen (hip) placed on 10-day IL

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Drew VerHagen (34) throws during the fifth inning of their game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, April 14, 2022 at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wis.Mjs Brewers15 23 Jpg Brewers15
Credit: Mark Hoffman / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / USA TODAY NETWORK

The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-handed pitcher Drew VerHagen to the 10-day injured list Friday due to a right hip impingement.

St. Louis recalled left-hander Packy Naughton from Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding move.

VerHagen said he was pitching through hip discomfort Thursday night when he allowed two hits, one walk and one unearned run over one inning in the Cardinals’ 5-0 loss to the Miami Marlins.

The Cardinals signed VerHagen, 31, last month as a veteran bullpen arm. In three outings in 2022, he has a 5.79 ERA with five hits allowed, four strikeouts and four walks over 4 2/3 innings.

VerHagen spent his first six major league seasons with the Detroit Tigers (2014-19) and played two years in Japan before returning to MLB.

Naughton, 26, made his major league debut last season with the Los Angeles Angels. He went 0-4 with a 6.35 ERA in seven games (five starts). St. Louis claimed him off waivers from Los Angeles on March 21.

–Field Level Media