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Kolten Wong | Second Baseman | #16

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Hawaii
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (22) / STL
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Kolten Wong crushed a home run Saturday in the Cardinals’ loss to the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLDS.
He drilled a solo blast off Kyle Hendricks in the fifth inning. Each of Wong’s 10 career postseason hits have gone for extra bases. Wong struck out and lined to center in his other two at-bats. The series is tied at one heading into Game 3 Monday at Wrigley Field. Sat, Oct 10, 2015 08:49:00 PM

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Kolten Wong is absent from the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

It's a day off for the slumping second baseman. Greg Garcia will handle the keystone in Wong's place.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 04:06:00 PM

Kolten Wong (calf) has returned to the Cardinals lineup on Saturday.

Wong hasn't been in the lineup since Sunday due to a strained left calf. He's batting sixth against Anthony DeSclafani and the Reds on Saturday. The 24-year-old is hitting .264/.325/.391 with 11 homers and 55 RBI in 132 games on the year.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 01:36:00 PM

Kolten Wong (calf) remained out of the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

Wong hasn't started since Sunday due to a strained left calf. He did some running prior to Thursday's contest and is feeling better, but it's possible he'll be held out of action all weekend. Greg Garcia is at second base Friday.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 01:45:00 PM

Kolten Wong acknowledged Thursday that he's dealing with a left calf strain.

The injury was previously described as tightness in his calf, but it's apparently more serious. He hopes to be back in action as soon as this weekend, but fantasy owners shouldn't count on him.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 04:16:00 PM

Kolten Wong (calf) is out of the Cardinals' lineup again on Thursday against the Reds.

Wong didn't make a start in the Cardinals' big three-game series against the Cubs due to tightness in his left calf and now he's missing the team's series opener at Great American Ball Park. It was referred to as a very minor injury at first, but clearly it's pretty serious. Matt Carpenter is at second base and Mark Reynolds is at third base on Thursday night.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 02:10:00 PM

Kolten Wong (calf) remained out of the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday.

He hasn't started the last three games due to tightness in his left calf, although he was able to pinch-hit Monday. Matt Carpenter is at second base and Mark Reynolds is at third again on Wednesday.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 10:41:00 AM

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

Wong was a late scratch from Monday's series opener against the Cubs with tightness in his left calf. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said the discomfort wasn't a big deal, but the young second baseman apparently needs one more day of rest. Matt Carpenter is at the keystone and Mark Reynolds is at the hot corner Tuesday versus Chicago.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 04:01:00 PM

Kolten Wong was scratched from the Cardinals' lineup Monday due to tightness in his calf.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said the tightness is no big deal, even calling Wong a "healthy scratch" for Monday's series opener against the Cubs. Matt Carpenter has shifted from third base to second base and Mark Reynolds has been asked to handle the hot corner. Wong could appear in the game at some point.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 01:00:00 PM

Kolten Wong is back in the Cardinals' lineup Tuesday.

Wong, who's been in a brutal extended slump, rode the pine for three straight games. He is starting at second base and batting seventh in his return to action Tuesday night against Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 06:06:00 PM

Kolten Wong is not in the Cardinals' lineup Monday.

It's the third straight game he's been on the bench (although he entered Saturday's game after Matt Carpenter was ejected). Wong is hitting just .201/.274/.249 since the beginning of July and the Cards are trying to recharge his batteries. Greg Garcia is at second base again.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 06:05:00 PM

Kolten Wong is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

It's his second straight day off, although he wound up playing half of Saturday's game after Matt Carpenter was ejected. Wong has been in a lengthy slump, as he sports a .201/.274/.249 batting line since the beginning of July. Greg Garcia is filling in at second base.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 02:19:00 PM

Kolten Wong went 1-for-3 with a two-run single in Thursday's win over the Reds.

Wong notched a two-run single in the fifth inning to push the Cardinal advantage to 3-0. This would stand as the final score. He's already surpassed last season's RBI total (he now has 46 to last year's 44) and is hitting .268/.330/.411 with 11 homers, the 46 RBI and 11 steals.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 05:41:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 11:00:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 10:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Eric Fryer
1B1Brandon Moss
2Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Jedd Gyorko
3Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Aledmys Diaz
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Anthony Garcia
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Tommy Pham
3Charlie Tilson
RF1Stephen Piscotty
2Carlos Peguero
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Mike Leake
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Tyler Lyons
7Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Seung-Hwan Oh
3Kevin Siegrist
4Jordan Walden
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Sam Tuivailala
8Miguel Socolovich
9Mitch Harris
10Jayson Aquino
11Matt Bowman
12Juan Gonzalez
13Dean Kiekhefer