Cards put Carpenter on DL

PHOENIX -- The St. Louis Cardinals have placed pitcher Chris Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list, one day after he had to
leave a game with a pulled left rib cage muscle.

Right-handed reliever Brad Thompson also was optioned to
Triple-A Memphis. Right-handers Mitchell Boggs and Chris Perez have
been recalled from Memphis.

Boggs likely would fill Carpenter's spot in the rotation. Perez
was one of three pitchers competing for the closer's job in spring

Carpenter was injured grounding out to third base to end the top
of the fourth inning Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks. He
called for a trainer after warming up before the bottom of the

Carpenter missed virtually all of the last two seasons with
elbow and shoulder injuries. He was the NL Cy Young Award winner in