Wong Still Recovering

(Busch Stadium) St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong is not in the lineup for the second consecutive game after cramping forced him out of this past Friday night’s game.

“He’s going to see what he can do, if anything, today,” said Mike Shildt in his pregame media session. “What capacity, we’re still getting a handle on that.”

Wong has previously shared the cramping was in both hamstrings–believed to be the result of dehydration or mild strains.

“It’s not a strain necessarily,” said Shildt. “It’s not anything that is as serious as the last one but it is something that’s still compromising him a little bit.”

Wong was receiving treatment at the time of Shildt’s interview, but he later took ground balls and then did some running around the bases.

In the meantime, the Cardinals have recalled Edmundo Sosa for their active roster.

“Those are independent moves,” said Shildt. “We just looked up the last week or so and said wouldn’t mind having another guy because there’s opportunities that we maybe thought about having to have a pitcher run or along those lines. It’s more general insurance based upon contingencies that may present themselves.”

The 22-year old infielder hit .270 with 12 HRs and 59 RBIs in 123 games combined between Memphis (AAA) and Springfield (AA) this season. He has played double-digit games at 2B, SS, and 3B this year.

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