St. Louis Cardinals put Tyler O’Neill on 10-day IL

May 15, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Tyler O’Neill (L) reacts after being hit by a pitch during the seventh inning against the San Diego Padres as home plate umpire Will Little (93) looks on at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Cardinals placed outfielder Tyler O’Neill on the 10-day injured list Tuesday because of a fractured left middle finger.

The move is retroactive to Monday.

O’Neill, 25, sustained the injury in Sunday night’s game in San Diego. On the season, he is hitting .250 with eight home runs and 18 RBIs in 30 games. He hit three of those homers over his past eight games.

The Cardinals also optioned right-hander Junior Fernandez, 24, to Triple-A Memphis. He pitched one inning of relief on Saturday after joining the active roster, giving up three runs on two hits and two walks in one inning of the 13-3 loss to the Padres.

In corresponding moves, the Cardinals activated 29-year-old right-hander Daniel Ponce de Leon (right shoulder inflammation) and first baseman/outfielder John Nogowski (left hand bone bruise) from the 10-day injured list in advance of their home game Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Ponce de Leon (1-1, 8.71) has made five appearances (two starts) this season. He had been on the injured list since April 29.

The 28-year-old Nogowski, who began the season on the Cardinals’ Opening Day roster, missed 24 games after going on the injured list on April 20. He has one hit in eight at-bats this season.

–Field Level Media