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Cards pitcher Mike Leake placed on 15-day DL

Lefty Dean Kiekhefer recalled from Memphis (AAA)

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have placed right-handed pitcher Mike Leake (shingles) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 22. Left-handed reliever Dean Kiekhefer has been recalled from Memphis (AAA) and will join the team for tonight's series opener in Milwaukee.

Kiekhefer, who is being recalled for a third time this season by the Cardinals, has appeared in 15 games with St. Louis, totaling 14 innings pitched (0-0, 4.50 ERA). The 27-year-old Kentucky native is unscored upon in his last seven appearances (5.0 IP) with the Cardinals dating to June 3.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have placed right-handed pitcher Mike Leake (shingles) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 22. Left-handed reliever Dean Kiekhefer has been recalled from Memphis (AAA) and will join the team for tonight's series opener in Milwaukee.

Kiekhefer, who is being recalled for a third time this season by the Cardinals, has appeared in 15 games with St. Louis, totaling 14 innings pitched (0-0, 4.50 ERA). The 27-year-old Kentucky native is unscored upon in his last seven appearances (5.0 IP) with the Cardinals dating to June 3.

At Memphis, Kiekhefer has compiled a 6-1 mark with a 2.08 ERA, two saves and six holds in 29 games (34.2 IP).   He's limited left-handed batters at the Triple-A level to a .192 batting average against him this season.

Kiekhefer wears uniform No. 60.

Leake, who worked 7.0 scoreless innings in a 9-0 win at Philadelphia on August 21, is 9-9 with a 4.56 ERA in 25 starts this season.

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