St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals make roster room for Wong, Siegrist

Second baseman Kolten Wong was activated from the 10-day disabled list and will join the Cardinals in time for their three-game series this weekend in Pittsburgh. Wong is hitting .301, which would rank 15th, but he doesn’t not have the minimum number of qualifying at-bats.
Second baseman Kolten Wong was activated from the 10-day disabled list and will join the Cardinals in time for their three-game series this weekend in Pittsburgh. Wong is hitting .301, which would rank 15th, but he doesn’t not have the minimum number of qualifying at-bats. dholtmann@bnd.com

The St. Louis Cardinals announced that they activated second baseman Kolten Wong from the 10-day disabled list Monday and activated left-handed pitcher Kevin Siegrist from the 10-day disabled list Thursday.

To make room for both players on the St. Louis roster, infielder Alex Mejia and right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver were optioned to Class AAA Memphis following Sunday’s game.

Wong, 26, missed 24 games while on the DL, from June 15 to July 9, with a right triceps strain. The left-handed hitter made a rehab assignment with Class AA Springfield, hitting .400 (6 for 15) with one home run, two doubles and four RBI in four games at second base.

Prior to his injury, Wong was in the midst of a six-game hitting streak (9 for 20, .450) to raise his batting average to .301. He would rank tied for 15th in the National League but falls shy of the qualifying number of plate appearances.

Wong also missed 13 games from May 27 to June 8 with a left elbow injury.

Siegrist, 27, missed 17 games while on the DL, from June 23 to July 12, with a cervical spine sprain. Siegrist recently made a pair of rehab outings with Springfield, tossing one inning with one strikeout in each appearance. This season, the left-hander is 1-1 with a 4.94 ERA (27.1 IP, 15 ER), one save and 25 strikeouts in 31 games.

Mejia, who had his contract purchased June 28, enjoyed his Major League debut in a Cardinals uniform. The right-handed utility infielder batted .214 (3 for 14) with one home run and two RBI in 10 games (three starts), while sporting a perfect fielding percentage at second base, third base and shortstop.

Weaver appeared in two games with St. Louis during his 2017 debut since his July 3 recall. The right-hander threw three combined scoreless innings in relief against Miami. His final outing was two shutout frames with a pair of strikeouts July 5.

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