The St. Louis Cardinals are bringing back catcher Yadier Molina from the injured list while outfielder Jose Martinez heads to the 10-day injured list after being hurt on Sunday.

Molina has been out since July 8 with a right-thumb tendon stain and missed 28 games. He was out 12 games earlier in the season with a similar injury and had initially been expected to miss about three weeks this time.

A nine-time All-Star, Molina is hitting .261 with four home runs and 36 RBIs in 71 games this season.

Martinez left Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fifth inning with right-shoulder discomfort. He is hitting .266 with 10 home runs and 40 RBIs in 2019.

In other moves, outfielder Randy Arozarena was called up from Triple-A Memphis and catcher Andrew Knizner was optioned to Memphis.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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