The Cardinals placed outfielder Dexter Fowler on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a left wrist strain.
Fowler, who was batting third in the lineup before suffering the injury, joined teammate Stephen Piscotty (groin) on the shelf. Fowler is batting .241 with 14 home runs and 37 RBIs so far this season.
In a corresponding move, the Cardinals recalled outfielder Harrison Bader from Triple-A Memphis. Bader will become the sixth Cardinals player to make his MLB debut this season.
Despite their inexperienced lineup, the Cardinals are just four games back in the National League Central. St. Louis is currently fourth in the packed division, but they have time to make up ground.
Red-hot Tommy Pham, Randal Grichuk and Jose Martinez will likely start in the outfield while Fowler recovers.
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