Giants place ace Jason Schmidt on DL
The Associated Press
Updated: 6:03 p.m. ET May 10, 2005SAN FRANCISCO - The Giants placed ace right-hander Jason Schmidt on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained right shoulder, the latest injury to a San Francisco star this season.
Schmidt joins slugger Barry Bonds and closer Armando Benitez on the disabled list for the Giants, who began the day in fourth place in the NL West.
Bonds has been sidelined all season with an injured right knee and could miss at least half the season. Benitez had an operation last week on his torn hamstring and is expected to miss at least four months.
Schmidt struggled in his last start, allowing six runs, six hits and six walks in 3 2-3 innings against Washington. The walks were his most since Aug. 15, 2002, when he issued seven against Atlanta.
Schmidt, an 18-game winner last season, is 2-1 with a 4.71 ERA and hasn't won since April 10 against Colorado.
The Giants recalled right-hander Scott Munter from Triple-A Fresno to take Schmidt's roster spot. Munter was 1-3 with a 5.11 ERA in 12 relief appearances at Fresno.
The move is retroactive to Sunday.