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Cardinals recall Wong, send down his former UH teammate

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 01:16 a.m. HST, May 15, 2014

ST. LOUIS >> The St. Louis Cardinals recalled second baseman Kolten Wong from Triple-A Memphis after a four-hit, four-RBI game in the minors.

Less than two hours after the move was announced Wednesday, Wong was sent home from Busch Stadium because of a stomach illness. The team didn't anticipate he'd be available for its game against the Cubs.

Infielder Greg Garcia was optioned to Memphis. Garcia, Wong's former University of Hawaii teammate, was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the 12th inning Tuesday night for the game-winning run against the Cubs, also his first career RBI.

The 23-year-old Wong opened the season as the Cardinals' starting second baseman. He was batting .225 when he was demoted April 27. At Memphis, he hit .344 with two home runs and 10 RBIs in 15 games with five steals in five attempts. He was 4 for 5 against Round Rock on Tuesday.

Veteran Mark Ellis has been starting at second since Wong was optioned and was batting .190 with seven RBIs in 63 at-bats.

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Bdpapa wrote:
The guy who replaced Wong at 2nd wasn't hitting. It made no sense to send him down in the first place.
on May 14,2014 | 03:50PM
false wrote:
Yeah, that didn't make sense sending Kolten down...whole team isn't hitting.
on May 14,2014 | 05:59PM
Cleodog wrote:
Good luck to you. Happy to see you back in the BIGS. Never, ever give up, kid.
on May 14,2014 | 05:30PM
Rok888 wrote:
I am waiting for Oxtail to say something negative about this article....
on May 14,2014 | 08:06PM
Bdpapa wrote:
on May 14,2014 | 08:16PM
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