Sat, 21 Jun 2014 17:12:13 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have placed 2B Kolten Wong (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list because of shoulder soreness. The team also recalled OF Shane Robinson from Triple-A Memphis.
Fantasy Tip: Mark Ellis likely will receive most of the time at second base while Wong is out, but probably is only an option in NL-only leagues.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:35:58 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong (shoulder) is out of the lineup Friday, June 6, and may miss the entire series in order to rest his shoulder. He received an anti-inflammatory shot.
Fantasy Tip: You'll have to sit Wong on your bench possibly all weekend. Expect Mark Ellis to start in his place at the keystone.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:53:57 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong (shoulder) is out of the lineup Wednesday, June 4, and OF Matt Holliday is serving as the designated hitter. Holliday is 12-for-52 (.231) with two home runs in his career as a DH. Wong bruised his left shoulder trying to make a diving play Tuesday, June 3. 2B Mark Ellis is starting at the keystone.
Fantasy Tip: Wong's injury doesn't seem serious, so there is a good chance he's back in the starting lineup in a day or two.
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:14:37 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Mark Ellis will serve as the starting second baseman after the team sent 2B Kolten Wong to the minors.
Fantasy Tip: The guaranteed playing time makes Ellis much more attractive in NL-only leagues as middle infield insurance. Wong is still in the plans as the starter at the keystone down the road, so Ellis is just keeping the seat warm.
Sun, 27 Apr 2014 20:58:53 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have optioned 2B Kolten Wong to Triple-A Memphis.
Fantasy Tip: Mark Ellis and Daniel Descalso likely will see time at second base for the foreseeable future, but neither is more than an option in NL-only leagues.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:49:19 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong has been struggling of late, and 2B Mark Ellis has capitalized with more playing time; he made his third start in four games Monday, April 21. Manager Mike Matheny said Ellis' start against a righty Monday was "a great example" of how the team intends to use him - as a right-handed complement to Wong. Wong's average is down from .280 to .237, and he has four strikeouts in eight games. He said he's been "out of synch and rushing" lately.
Fantasy Tip: Matheny is choosing to ride the sure thing in Ellis over a struggling Wong. Wong owners in mixed leagues need to take note. Until Wong can regain the confidence in his swing and of his skipper, he's primarily an NL-only commodity.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:24:55 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong isn't in the lineup Tuesday, April 15. 2B Mark Ellis is starting in his place.
Fantasy Tip: Odd, because they're facing right-hander Marco Estrada, but the youngster will get days off like this now and then. No worries for the long term.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:05:31 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals activated 2B Mark Ellis (knee) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, April 15, and optioned SS Pete Kozma to Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding move.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:28:46 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Mark Ellis (knee) began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Sunday, April 13, as the Redbirds' starting second baseman and No. 2 batter. Ellis went 1-for-3 with a single, a strikeout and a run scored in his first game since re-injuring his left knee during a soggy spring game.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:05:24 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said 2B Mark Ellis (knee) has recently increased his workouts by doing sprints and infield practice in addition to his hitting. Matheny said he is not sure if Ellis will go on a rehab assignment but said Ellis will not return until he is 100 percent healthy.