From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch today:
Though no moves have yet been made official, manager Tony La Russa recently informed reliever Brad Thompson of his option to Triple-A Memphis. Subtracting Thompson assures the club will make at least two moves to compensate for Carpenter’s loss after he suffered a strained left oblique while batting in the top of Tuesday’s fourth inning. Carpenter experienced increased discomfort while warming before the inning’s bottom half and was removed. The Cardinals are soon expected to announce the promotion of former closer candidate Chris Perez and starter Mitch Boggs from Memphis.
So does Perez get a shot at closing now?
Here's the entire article:http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/commishs-hot-stove/commishs-hot-stove/cardinal-beat-updates/2009/04/carpenter-to-dl-dominoes-fall/
EDIT (IT'S OFFICIAL...from the AP)
Cardinals place RHP Carpenter on DL
PHOENIX (Ticker) - The St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday placed righthander Chris Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list with a strain in his left rib cage. Trying to make it back after missing most of the last two seasons with arm injuries, Carpenter was removed from Tuesday’s game against Arizona after pitching three scoreless innings. Carpenter, the 2005 Cy Young Award winner, was off to a fantastic start this season, allowing just an unearned run and five hits over 10 innings. The Cardinals also optioned pitcher Brad Thompson to Class AAA Memphis while recalling pitchers Mitchell Boggs and Chris Perez from the minors.