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THE SIDELINES : McGee Goes Back on Disabled List

<i> From Times wire services</i>

Injury-prone St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Willie McGee, sidelined with a pulled left hamstring, went back on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.

McGee suffered the injury Tuesday while running out a ground ball. He lasted only eight games in the lineup after recovering from a sprained left wrist that sidelined him from June 4 to July 18. McGee also missed most of the first month of the season with rib-cage muscle irritation.

“It’s a shame,” Cardinals Manager Whitey Herzog said. “He wanted to play. He’s going to miss 100 games.”

McGee’s spot on the roster will be taken by left-hander Rick Horton, who has been pitching at the Cardinals’ Triple A Louisville affiliate since being signed as a free agent last week.

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