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Kolten Wong | Second Baseman

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Kolten Wong hit a grand slam, the only offense the Cardinals needed to beat the Reds on Monday.
Wong, who finished 1-for-3, cleared the bases and the fence in right-center in the fourth inning when he took Raisel Iglesias yard. The second baseman now has 11 home runs, leaving him one shy of tying last year's total. Wong has also knocked in 42 runs, stolen 11 bases, and compiled a .275/.337/.433 triple-slash line for the Red Birds. Jul 27 - 11:00 PM

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Kolten Wong singled as a pinch-hitter and stayed in to play second base Thursday against the Pirates.

Wong missed his second start because of a mild concussion, but he's expected to return to the lineup for Friday's game.
Jul 9 - 10:39 PM

Kolten Wong (head) expects to be ready to play Friday against the Pirates.

Wong suffered a "mild concussion" during Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs, but he met with team doctors Thursday and reported no dizziness or headaches. It's not a sure thing that he'll return Friday, but he's moving in the right direction for now.
Jul 9 - 5:01 PM

Kolten Wong (head) is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup again on Thursday night.

Wong suffered a mild concussion in the first half of Tuesday's doubleheader at Wrigley Field. He's been telling reporters that he expects to avoid the disabled list, but the Cardinals will continue to play it safe with their star second baseman. Matt Carpenter is at the keystone on Thursday in Pittsburgh and Mark Reynolds is at third base. Peter Bourjos will lead off against Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke.
Jul 9 - 2:50 PM

Kolten Wong (head) will be tested by MLB for concussion symptoms Thursday.

Per protocol, Wong has to wait 48 hours from the initial concern of a concussion before he can be cleared. That precludes him from participating in Wednesday's series finale against the Cubs, but it keeps open the possibility that he'll be cleared to play against the Pirates on Thursday. Matt Carpenter will make starts at second base in Wong's absence in the meantime.
Jul 8 - 6:47 PM

Kolten Wong (head) is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Cubs.

Wong suffered a mild concussion in the first half of Tuesday's doubleheader at Wrigley Field. The hope is that he can avoid the disabled list. Matt Carpenter is starting at second base, Mark Reynolds is at third base, and Tommy Pham is leading off on Wednesday night.
Jul 8 - 4:30 PM

Tests showed that Kolten Wong suffered a mild concussion during the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Cubs.

Wong said after the game that he passed the test and is fine, but obviously that wasn't the case. That he says he's feeling OK suggests maybe he won't need to go on the 7-day concussion disabled list, but we should know more on Wednesday.
Jul 7 - 11:52 PM

Kolten Wong (head) is not in the Cardinals' lineup for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

Wong banged his head while making a catch in the first game and had to exit. He passed concussion tests and is expected to be fine, but the Cards will rest him for the nightcap. Matt Carpenter is making a start at second base.
Jul 7 - 6:23 PM

Kolten Wong (head) passed a concussion test after suffering a head injury in Tuesday afternoon's contest with the Cubs.

Wong appeared to injure himself making a diving play in the fifth inning. After being lifted in the seventh, he passed the concussion test, though afterward said that he still has a slight headache. The Cubs and Cards are playing a double-header and it's a safe assumption that Wong will sit out the second game here. Matt Carpenter will likely start at second in his place.
Jul 7 - 5:06 PM

Kolten Wong left Tuesday's game against the Cubs in the seventh inning with a head contusion.

Wong appeared shaken up after making a diving catch to end the fifth inning. He stayed in the game initially, but apparently wasn't feeling right. It's unclear if he'll be checked out for a concussion, but the Cardinals should pass along an update soon.
Jul 7 - 3:42 PM

Kolten Wong will bat second in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

Wong has batted sixth in each of the last three games, but he's in the second spot with Matt Carpenter sitting. The 24-year-old has been struggling of late, but he went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, a run scored, and a stolen base on Monday. Tommy Pham is batting leadoff again Tuesday.
Jul 7 - 11:38 AM

Kolten Wong did a little bit of everything in Monday's win against the Cubs, going 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored, an a stolen base.

Wong was mired in a slump, entering the game 2-for-20 in his last six games. He added what was at the time a crucial insurance run, singling in Jason Heyward in the seventh inning to make it 2-0. He scored as part of a four-run ninth inning as well. The second baseman, snubbed for the NL All-Star team, is hitting .281/.339/.444 with nine home runs, 36 RBI, 43 runs scored, and eight stolen bases.
Jul 7 - 12:16 AM

Kolten Wong couldn't find any traction against the Padres on Friday, finishing the game 0-for-4.

Wong struggled on Friday, but it's not indicative of what he's done on the whole this season. His triple-slash of .283/.341/.451 stands in the upper tier of his position offensively and he's hit nine homers while driving in 36 runs and scoring 42. At just 24 years of age, there's still room for offensive improvement here.
Jul 4 - 1:09 AM

Kolten Wong is not in Tuesday's lineup against the White Sox.

The Cardinals had a scheduled off-day on Monday, so manager Mike Matheny is likely just using this as an opportunity to give him some extra rest. Pete Kozma will start at second base while Peter Bourjos will bat leadoff. Chris Sale is on the mound for Chicago.
Jun 30 - 4:01 PM

Kolten Wong went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a walk Thursday in the win over the Marlins.

Wong was having a rough June until yesterday, but now he's 4-for-8 with a homer the last two days. It doesn't look like he'll be vacating the leadoff spot anytime soon.
Jun 25 - 10:16 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Brandon Moss
2Mark Reynolds
3Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Stephen Piscotty
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Jon Jay
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Jason Heyward
DH1Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Kevin Siegrist
4Steve Cishek
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Matt Belisle
8Randy Choate
9Carlos Villanueva