Cardinals place SS Furcal on 15-day DL

MLB • The All-Star strained his elbow in Thursday's game.
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The St. Louis Cardinals have put All-Star shortstop Rafael Furcal on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right elbow.

Furcal left Thursday night's game at Washington after making a pair of throws in the sixth inning. He later said he felt a pop in his elbow.

The defending World Series champions made the move before Friday night's game against the Nationals.

Shortstop Pete Kozma was promoted from Triple-A Memphis.

He had two stints with St. Louis last year, and was in the starting lineup Friday night at Washington.

Tigers trade OF Baker, recall OF Garcia

The Detroit Tigers traded Jeff Baker to the Atlanta Braves after opening up a roster spot for minor league outfielder Avisail Garcia.

Baker was designated for assignment Friday and got dealt to Atlanta within the same day. Garcia was recalled from Double-A Erie.

The Tigers had 10 days to trade, release or send Baker outright to the minors. They quickly found a taker for him. The Braves will send a player to be named within a month for Baker.

He was acquired from the Chicago Cubs for two minor leaguers to be named less than a month ago.