Cardinals disable Skip Schumaker

The St. Louis Cardinals today placed INF/OF Skip Schumaker on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain, retroactive to May 31. Schumaker came out of the team’s last game, May 30, at Atlanta with the injury. INF/OF Allen Craig has been activated from the D.L. Craig was on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain and had missed 14 games.

The club also announced that left-handed pitcher Sam Freeman was recalled from Triple-A Memphis. The 24-year-old Freeman will be making his Major League debut. Freeman began the 2012 season at Double-A Springfield and pitched in 15 games with a 1-3 record and 1.56 ERA (3ER/17.1IP). After his promotion to Memphis, he has pitched 6.0 innings in six games, allowing three runs on five hits while walking four and striking out five. Freeman was selected in the 32nd round (965 overall) of the June 2008 draft out of the University of Kansas after playing two years at North Central Texas College. Freeman will wear uniform #61.