ST. LOUIS (AP) -The St. Louis Cardinals placed outfielder Preston Wilson on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday because of a knee injury, and added two of their top minor league prospects to the roster.
Outfielder Ryan Ludwick and right-handed reliever Brian Falkenborg were recalled from Triple-A Memphis. Ludwick was batting a team-leading .340 with eight home runs, and his 36 RBIs and 27 runs led the Pacific Coast League. Falkenborg's nine saves led the PCL.
Ludwick was in the lineup and batting sixth Sunday against the Astros.
Wilson was batting .219 with one homer and five RBIs in 64 at-bats. He had been getting a lot of playing time with outfielder Juan Encarnacion on a rehab assignment following offseason wrist surgery, but manager Tony La Russa said he'd been complaining of pain in the right knee in recent days.
The Cardinals optioned reliever Dennis Dove, who allowed a grand slam in Saturday's 13-0 loss to the Astros. In three games Dove allowed two homers and five earned runs in three innings for a 15.00 ERA.
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