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>>Cubs Place Strop on DL


Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop will be sidelined four to six weeks with a torn meniscus in his left knee.


The right-hander will undergo arthroscopic surgery Friday after getting hurt fielding a grounder in the eighth inning of Wednesday's victory over the Los Angeles Angels.


Strop was placed on the 15-day disabled list and right-hander Justin Grimm was recalled from Triple-A Iowa. With reliever Hector Rondon also sidelined with a triceps injury, the NL Central-leading Cubs will have to shuffle bullpen roles ahead of closer Aroldis Chapman.


The 31-year-old Strop, who has a 2.89 ERA in 50 appearances this season, bolted off the mound and slid in front of third baseman Javier Baez to field Yunel Escobar's slow roller.


The timetable calls for Strop to return toward the end of the regular season and be ready for the playoffs.


>>Cards Put 1B Adams on DL, Recall OF Grichuk


The St. Louis Cardinals have placed first baseman Matt Adams on the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Randal Grichuk from Triple-A Memphis.


Adams was scratched from the Cardinals' lineup before Wednesday's game against Cincinnati with left shoulder inflammation. The DL stint is retroactive to Wednesday.


Adams is hitting .249 with 12 home runs and 44 RBIs in 95 games, including going 10 for 26 as a pinch-hitter.


The 24-year-old Grichuk is hitting .213 in 84 games with the Cardinals this season. He was available for Thursday night's game at the Chicago Cubs.

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