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Kolten Wong | Second Baseman | #16

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 184
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Hawaii
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (22) / STL
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Cardinals activated 2B Kolten Wong from the 10-day disabled list.
Wong, out for nearly a month with a triceps strain, went 6-for-15 (.400) with a homer and two doubles over four rehab games with Double-A Springfield. He'll return to a .301/.393/.444 batting line in 179 plate appearances. His return figures to cut into opportunities for Luke Voit at first base. Jul 11 - 1:59 PM

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Kolten Wong (triceps) will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday with Double-A Springfield.

Wong has been out since mid-June with a right triceps strain, but he's hoping to rejoin the Cardinals after the All-Star break. Matt Carpenter has been filling in at second base over the past couple of days.
Jul 4 - 1:24 PM

Kolten Wong (triceps) won't be activated from the disabled list until after the All-Star break.

The hope had been that Wong could return as soon as this weekend, but his recovery from a right triceps strain is coming along slower than expected. "I thought it would be sooner," admitted Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak. Wong could still begin a rehab assignment fairly soon but is at least a couple weeks away. Greg Garcia should handle most of the starts at second base while Wong is out.
Jun 30 - 10:45 AM

Kolten Wong (triceps) could be activated from the disabled list by this weekend.

Wong is set to begin a rehab assignment in the middle of this week. He's missed nearly two weeks of action with a right triceps strain that initially popped up while he was on a rehab assignment earlier this month with a left elbow issue. Paul DeJong has been filling in at second base.
Jun 26 - 10:07 PM

Cardinals placed 2B Kolten Wong on the 10-day disabled list with a right triceps strain.

Wong could barely throw by the end of Wednesday's loss to the Brewers, which is pretty ominous. There is no timetable for his return to the Cardinals' active roster. Paul DeJong has been called up from Triple-A Memphis to provide much-needed depth for the St. Louis infield.
Jun 15 - 3:33 PM

Kolten Wong left Wednesday's game against the Brewers with right forearm tightness.

Wong was just activated off the disabled list last week. While on rehab assignment from his left elbow injury, he ran into a similar bout of tightness in the same right forearm which forced him out of Wednesday's game. He will be reevaluated on Thursday.
Jun 14 - 10:18 PM

Kolten Wong went 2-for-4 and scored two runs in a win over the Phillies on Saturday.

Both of his hits were singles. He was just activated from the disabled list on Friday after recovering from an elbow injury. He is batting .288/.390/.417 with only one homer and 16 RBI in 165 plate appearances.
Jun 10 - 5:54 PM

Cardinals activated 2B Kolten Wong from the 10-day disabled list.

Wong has missed the last couple weeks with a left elbow injury but is ready to go now after a short rehab assignment. He'll resume his role as the Cards' regular second baseman.
Jun 9 - 3:13 PM

Kolten Wong (elbow) was lifted from Wednesday's rehab game with Low-A Peoria as a precautionary measure.

Wong saw one at-bat in the game before being lifted. The culprit was tightness in his right arm, but he was able to loosen it up without issue. This right arm tightness is not related to the strained left elbow from which he was initially rehabbing. The second baseman could potentially rejoin the Cardinals this weekend when they host the Phillies.
Jun 7 - 9:51 PM

Kolten Wong (elbow) was lifted from Wednesday's rehab game with Low-A Peoria after one at-bat.

There is no word as of yet as to why Wong was forced out early. If he is feeling additional discomfort or suffered another injury, the Cardinals should pass along word. Wong has been rehabbing a strained left (non-throwing) elbow for the past week-plus.
Jun 7 - 9:22 PM

Kolten Wong (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Peoria on Tuesday.

Wong is slated to play at least three games for Peoria and could be activated by the Cardinals as soon as Friday. He's been on the shelf for over a week with a strained left (non-throwing) elbow. Paul DeJong has been handling most of the playing time at second base in Wong's absence.
Jun 5 - 6:49 PM

Kolten Wong (elbow) hopes to begin a rehab assignment next week.

Wong will remain in St. Louis while the Cardinals are on the road and will start taking batting practice. He's eligible for activation on June 6 and the feeling at this point is that he should be ready to return then or shortly after. "It’s still pretty early in the rehab process," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "But (the medical staff) felt that giving him those 10 days should be able to calm that down. Now, it’s just a matter of how everything falls into place once he starts doing everything at full speed."
Jun 2 - 10:06 AM

An MRI taken Monday on Kolten Wong's left elbow showed no major structural damage.

It's broken scar tissue that has been causing the discomfort in Wong's non-throwing elbow. The second baseman will receive treatment and told reporters Tuesday that he expects to be activated from the 10-day disabled list as soon as he's eligible. Paul DeJong is starting at second base for St. Louis on Tuesday night against the Dodgers.
May 30 - 4:07 PM

Cardinals placed 2B Kolten Wong on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 27, with a left elbow strain.

Wong first injured his elbow a week ago and it apparently just hasn't healed as hoped. He'll undergo an MRI on Monday in St. Louis to determine the severity of the injury. Greg Garcia and Jhonny Peralta will get more playing time with Wong out, and call-up Paul DeJong is also an option.
May 28 - 12:13 PM

Updating an earlier report, Kolten Wong was scratched from Saturday's game against the Rockies with left elbow stiffness.

It's the same injury that sidelined Wong earlier this week. Greg Garcia is starting at second base on Saturday and would likely draw another start there if Wong can't go on Sunday. Until we hear otherwise, consider Wong day-to-day.
May 27 - 10:20 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Carpenter
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Paul DeJong
3B1Jedd Gyorko
LF1Tommy Pham
2Randal Grichuk
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Stephen Piscotty
2Jose Martinez
3Magneuris Sierra
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Trevor Rosenthal
3Kevin Siegrist
4Matt Bowman
5Brett Cecil
6Tyler Lyons
7John Brebbia
8Sam Tuivailala
9Zach Duke