Cardinals DL Craig & McClellan; recall Chambers & Dickson

The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to their weekend series in Los Angeles that they have placed outfielder/first baseman Allen Craig (left hamstring strain) and pitcher Kyle McClellan (right elbow strain) on the 15-day disabled list, with Craig's transaction backdated to May 17.

The Cardinals have recalled outfielder Adron Chambers and pitcher Brandon Dickson from Memphis (AAA) and they will join the team prior to tonight's game.

Chambers, 25, was batting .308 in 37 games for Memphis this season with one home run and 12 RBI.  He was batting .327 (17-for-52) in May and has hit at a .331 (31-94) clip against right-handed pitching this season.  The left-handed hitting Chambers appeared in 18 games for the Cardinals last September, collecting three hits in eight at-bats (.375) with 4 RBI.

Dickson, 27, was 2-3, 3.42 ERA in eight starts for Memphis this season.  He has allowed 51 hits in 47.1 innings pitched, walking just 11 while striking out 31.  The right-handed throwing Dickson held right-handed batters to a .227 BA.  He fanned a career-high 10 batters in an 8.0 inning effort against Iowa on May 2.

Dickson made four appearances for the Cardinals last season, including his first Major League start on Sept. 1 at Milwaukee. 

Chambers will wear uniform # 56 and Dickson #65.