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Cardinals activate second baseman Kolten Wong

Jul 6, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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As first relayed by Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals have activated second baseman Kolten Wong from the 15-day disabled list and will bat him seventh in Sunday’s series finale against the Marlins. Shane Robinson was optioned to Triple-A Memphis to open a spot on the roster.

Wong wound up missing exactly 15 days because of a bruised left shoulder. He hasn’t done much at the major league level, but the dynamic 23-year-old is a .312/.373/.476 career hitter with 26 stolen bases in 27 attempts over 125 games at Triple-A — including the results from his latest rehab assignment.

Wong should be the Cardinals’ regular second baseman going forward with veteran Mark Ellis struggling to the tune of a .193/.270/.234 season slash line. Wong, a first-round pick in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft, was ranked 33rd on Baseball Prospectus‘ Top 100 Prospects list prior to the start of the 2014 campaign.

  1. SocraticGadfly - Jul 6, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    All right. And, contra David Schoenfield at ESPN, who hinted that 2B was close to a black hole for the Cards, Wong actually was playing decently after he was called back up the first time, before he hurt his shoulder.

    • yungslimdaballa - Jul 6, 2014 at 1:53 PM

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      • SocraticGadfly - Jul 6, 2014 at 2:03 PM

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      • jwbiii - Jul 6, 2014 at 3:27 PM

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      • yungslimdaballa - Jul 6, 2014 at 4:05 PM

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      • SocraticGadfly - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:08 PM

        Well, we can officially write you off as an unfunny moron now. And otherwise ignore you.

      • yungslimdaballa - Jul 6, 2014 at 10:15 PM

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      • renaado - Jul 7, 2014 at 1:56 AM

        …… If I were you I’d be embarrassed of the improper usage of grammar spellin you wrote here. You clearly understand on what we say headin to you… I know you KNOW how to write proper the English grammar. No need to fool yourself here.

  2. okwhitefalcon - Jul 6, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    It’s good to have Wong back, hopefully he can stay healthy and make positive strides and become a solid contributor.

    Not sure they trust him as an every day guy yet though, guess we’ll know soon enough…

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