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 width=>>Cardinals' Holiday Placed on DL

The St. Louis Cardinals placed outfielder Matt Holliday on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.

Holliday, who is hitting .303 with three home runs and 26 RBI along with 10 doubles in 52 games this season, exited Monday's game against the Colorado Rockies with a right quad strain.

To fill the roster slot, the Cards summoned pitcher Miguel Socolovich from Triple-A Memphis.

The 28-year-old Venezuelan right-hander has gone 2-0 with a 1.17 earned run average in seven previous appearances in the majors this season. He also put together a 1-1 record and 0.54 ERA in 10 games with Memphis.

>>Cubs Sign Veteran Reliever Soriano


The Chicago Cubs and free-agent reliever Rafael Soriano agreed to terms on a minor league contract Tuesday.

Soriano spent the past two seasons as the closer for the Washington Nationals, recording 75 saves. He was 4-1 with 32 saves and a 3.19 ERA in 2014.

The 35-year-old right-hander has a career record of 22-28 with 207 saves and a 2.85 ERA in 585 games, all but eight as a relief pitcher. He began his big league career with the Seattle Mariners in 2002 and has also pitched for the Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees.

Soriano was an American League All-Star with the Rays in 2010 when he registered a personal-best 45 saves.

>>Harper Leads NL All-Star Voting

Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper continues to lead NL vote-getters in the latest All-Star balloting update.

 /><img style=Harper's voting tally increased to 3,690,414, while Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt has taken over the lead at first base from Adrian Gonzalez of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Goldschmidt, who was elected a starter by the fans in 2014, has received 2,010,049 total votes en route to surpassing Gonzalez, who has a total of 1,882,725 votes.

With 2,639,744 votes, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has reclaimed the top spot behind the plate, surpassing Giants backstop Buster Posey, who trails by fewer than 5,000 votes.

The Cardinals' Matt Holliday and Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton were second and third in voting for outfielders.

Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta and third baseman Matt Carpenter each increased their lead at their respective positions.

Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon, who was an All-Star for the first time in 2014, rounds out the NL leaders.

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