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St. Louis Cardinals recall Jordan Walker, Lars Nootbaar on injured list

Walker has appeared in 29 games with the Memphis Redbirds and has 27 hits, four home runs and a batting average of .239.

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled Jordan Walker and placed Lars Nootbaar on the injured list Friday. 

The team announced the transactions on Friday ahead of their three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. The first game will begin at 6:05 p.m. CT Friday on Bally Sports Midwest. 

Walker made the Cardinals' opening day roster and played 20 games before being optioned to the Memphis Redbirds, the team's triple-A team, on April 26.

The 20-year-old had a 12-game hit streak to begin his Major League Baseball career. He tied Eddie Murphy who also had a hit in 12 consecutive games in 1912. 

In 73 at-bats with the Cardinals, Walker had 20 hits, two home runs and a .274 batting average. 

While with the Redbirds, he has appeared in 29 games and has 27 hits, four home runs and a batting average of .239. 

As part of the transaction, outfielder Lars Nootbaar was placed on the Cardinals' injured list with a lower back contusion. He was injured during the team's game on May 30 against the Kansas City Royals. 

Nootbaar has appeared in 42 games this season and has a batting average of .266, four home runs and 21 runs batted in. 

The Cardinals sit with a record of 25-32 and are fourth in the National League Central Division. They are 4.5 games back of the Central Division-leading Milwaukee Brewers. 

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