Cardinals recall DeJong; Wong returns to DL

After exiting last night’s 7-6 loss against the Brewers with tightness in his right forearm, Kolten Wong was placed on the 10 day disabled list and the St. Louis Cardinals have recalled infielder Paul DeJong from Memphis.

Normally teams have to wait 10 days to recall players from the minors, except when the transaction involves the disabled list.

Wong is enjoying a career year with a batting line of .301/.393/.444 so far this season, including hitting .450 in the six games since he returned from his last disabled list stint a week ago.

That DL trip was for a left elbow injury and during a rehab appearance he had complained about discomfort in his right forearm, but it loosened up later in the day. It recurred last night and was deemed to be severe enough to make the move today.

DeJong was optioned on Tuesday and in two games in Memphis went 3-for-7 and homered in both games. He batted .244/.244/.390 in 12 games with the Cardinals during Wong’s previous trip to the disabled list.

He is in the lineup tonight at second base, batting 8th.