Cardinals Place Wong on DL, Recall Robinson

The St. Louis Cardinals placed second baseman Kolten Wong on the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Shane Robinson from Triple-A Memphis.

Wong Parked

Disclosed Saturday night and made official Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals placed second baseman Kolten Wong (left shoulder contusion) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 21.

First injured on June 3 while making a diving play in the field, he aggravated the shoulder while batting on June 5 and had to leave that game.

Since then, the 23-year-old has struggled at the plate. In the month of June, Wong's batting line is just .103/.103/.231 after a .333/.418/.417 May when healthy.

Wong will undergo an MRI on his left shoulder Monday so more should be known soon about how long he will be out.

In the interim, Mark Ellis and Daniel Descalso are expected to share second base. Both currently have mediocre OPSses under .500.

Robinson Back Again

The Cardinals recalled outfielder Shane Robinson from Memphis to replace Wong on the active roster.

Robinson, 29, has had two previous stints with the Cardinals this season, going 5-for-33 (.151) with two RBI. Among them are 15 plate appearances as a pinch-hitter.

Overall, Robinson was batting .323 (40-for-124) in his 34 games at Memphis, but has been cold recently. Even with a three-hit performance in the Redbirds win at Salt Lake City Friday night, Robinson is batting just .237 over his last 10 Triple-A games.

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