ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals put struggling closer Jason Isringhausen, who has an 8.00 ERA and six blown saves, on the 15-day disabled list on Friday because of a cut on his pitching hand.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported last weekend that Isringhausen hurt his right hand striking a television set in frustration in manager Tony La Russa's office.
That means that Chris Perez , who I just talked about last weekend, has been called-up. He won't close (yet) but his 2008 numbers include 11.2 K/9, 4.6 BB/9, and a .194 BAA, the lower batting average is due to Perez featuring a filthy slider and a plus fastball. If he can just harness his control a little more, watch out, the Cardinals are going to have quite the future relief ace.