Cardinals activate pitcher Adam Wainwright

Pitcher Kevin Siegrist placed on 10-day DL

The St. Louis Cardinals have activated right-handed pitcher Adam Wainwright from the 10-day disabled list (mid-back) prior to today's 12:10 CT game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark. In addition, the club placed left-handed pitcher Kevin Siegrist on the 10-day disabled list with left forearm tendinitis.

Wainwright, 35, is making his 21st start of the season today and ranks among National League leaders in wins (11, T7th). He needs just five strikeouts to reach the 100 strikeout plateau for the eighth time in his career, 2nd-most in Cardinals history behind Bob Gibson (14). Wainwright was placed on the 10-day disabled list on July 25 (retro to July 23) due to mid-back tightness and missed 13 games. It marked just the fourth time in his career to be disabled.

Siegrist, 28, has appeared in 39 games for St. Louis this season. He spent time on the disabled list earlier this year (June 23-July 13) with a cervical spine sprain.