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Cardinals could recall Kolten Wong soon

May 13, 2014, 9:41 PM EDT

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Kolten Wong opened the 2014 season as the Cardinals’ starting second baseman, but he lost that job after batting .225/.276/.268 over his first 76 plate appearances and was officially demoted to Triple-A Memphis on April 27. It never seemed like it was going to be a long stay in the minors — Wong is a Top 100 prospect and has been a productive all-around player at every level of the Cards’ farm system. So the following comes as no surprise …

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch spoke to Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak on Tuesday evening, after Wong went 4-for-5 with a homer and three runs scored in a blowout victory for Triple-A Memphis:

Mark Ellis, who has been serving as the Cardinals’ primary second baseman, owns a .203/.273/.237 batting line in 66 plate appearances for the season. It doesn’t make much sense to keep Wong grounded.

  1. clydeserra - May 13, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    I can’t speak about wong, but Ellis is a slow starter. He is also good defensively.

  2. jrob23 - May 13, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    It takes a special kind of stupid like Matheny to send down Wong in favor of Ellis after only 76 PA. I’m sure their miser of a GM played a role too. Cardinals, showing every team in the league how not to handle young players.

    • saints97 - May 13, 2014 at 11:28 PM

      Yeah, those Cardinals are known around the league as a team that doesn’t get any contribution from its young guys.

      Oh, wait…

      • nottinghamforest13 - May 14, 2014 at 8:06 AM

        Oh wait – was she a great big fat person?

    • stlouis1baseball - May 14, 2014 at 9:36 AM

      Really Rob? Wow. When discussing certain topics (in which you don’t know your ass from a hole in the ground)…you might want to do some research prior to posting.

      But I will give you one hint:
      Guess who is one of the youngest teams in baseball?
      Guess who has had their fair share postseason success over the last decade?

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