Kolten Wong #16 of the St. Louis Cardinals turns a double play as Keon Broxton #23 of the Milwaukee Brewers slides during the seventh inning at Busch Stadium on May 4, 2017 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -
Kolten Wong had been raking since his return from the disabled list, but it didn’t take long for another injury to crop up and impede his production.
Wong left Wednesday’s game against the Brewers with right forearm tightness, which ailed him during his rehab stint in Peoria last week. There is no indication the left elbow injury that caused his previous stint on the DL is still a concern. After handling a few throws Wednesday, the discomfort in his throwing arm was significant enough for the Cardinals to take him out of the game.
The Cardinals announced Thursday they have placed Wong on the disabled list once again, this time with a right triceps strain. In a corresponding move, St. Louis has recalled Paul DeJong from Class-AAA Memphis. DeJong posted a batting line of .244/.244/.390 in his first stint with the big club before being sent down last week upon Wong's return. With Wong out again, it will be another opportunity for DeJong to find his staying power at the MLB level.
Wong had a hit in each of his six games since returning from the DL June 9th, going 9 for 20 with a robust .450/.500/.650 batting line.