Aledmys Diaz (Steve Mitchell / USA TODAY Sports Images)

On Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals brought their shortstop, Aledmys Diaz, off the disabled list.

On Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals brought their shortstop, Aledmys Diaz, off the disabled list.

St. Louis Cardinals press release

The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to today’s (Sunday) game that they have activated All-Star shortstop Aledmys Diaz (right thumb fracture) from the 15-day disabled list.

http://www.scout.com/player/187201-aledmys-diaz?s=321

Diaz, 26, had missed 36 games since suffering the injury on July 31 at Miami after having been hit by a pitch.

At the time of the injury, Diaz was batting .312 (110-for-353) with 25 doubles, 14 home runs and 57 RBI in 96 games, earning selection to the National League All-Star team as a rookie.

Diaz appeared in two games with Palm Beach (A) of the Florida State League during his injury rehabilitation assignment and three-of-four games for the Springfield Cardinals (AA) during their Texas League playoff series last week.

 

Brian Walton’s take

Diaz did not hit well during his rehab, going 3-for-19 (.158) plus two walks, one RBI and two strikeouts, but with Springfield eliminated, there is no reasonable place for him to get in further rehab action.

Jhonny Peralta, Greg Garcia and Kolten Wong may lose playing time with Diaz’ return to what should be the every-day performer at shortstop.

With his addition, the Cardinals active roster is up to 32 players.

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