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Cards place Ellis on DL

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The St. Louis Cardinals placed infielder Mark Ellis on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday with a left oblique strain.

The move is retroactive to Aug. 15.

The 37-year-old veteran is batting just .192 with 12 runs batted in 65 games with the Cardinals this season.

In a corresponding move, the Cardinals recalled infielder Greg Garcia from Triple-A Memphis.

Garcia has hit .200 with one double and an RBI in seven games with St. Louis this year.

08/19 16:59:39 ET