MILWAUKEE, WI - The St. Louis Cardinals announced this morning that they have placed right-handed reliever Scott Linebrink on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 30, with right shoulder capsulitis.
To replace Linebrink, the Cardinals have purchased right-handed reliever Victor Marte from Memphis (AAA) and he will be in uniform (66) for today's game at Milwaukee.
Marte, 31, has made 30 career appearances in the majors, all with Kansas City (2009-10). He led the Pacific Coast League with 31 saves for Memphis last season. Marte was 0-0 with two saves and a 0.90 ERA in 10 appearances (10.0 IP) this spring, striking out seven and holding the opposition to a .182 batting average.