DeJong went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Pirates.
DeJong's 405-foot blast to right, his second in as many games, gave the Cardinals a 3-2 lead they would ultimately relinquish. The 23-year-old has displayed excellent pop in June, smacking four round trippers over his last seven games alone and adding a pair of two-baggers during the month as well. Factoring in Friday's production, DeJong's average and slugging are up to a solid .264 and .528, respectively, but the fact he's only drawn one walk in 73 plate appearances has his OBP at an unsightly .274.
DeJong went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during Thursday's loss to Philadelphia.
With Kolten Wong (forearm) on the disabled list, DeJong is receiving plenty of playing time and hitting well. Since being recalled from the minors on June 14, the 23-year-old infielder has gone 8-for-37 at the dish with three homers, six RBI and five runs. DeJong sports a .265/.275/.500 slash line for the campaign and sports fleeting fantasy value in deeper settings.
DeJong went 3-for-4 with three RBI from a run-scoring single and a two-run home run in Friday's 11-2 win over the Orioles.
One of the more impressive aspects of what was the best game of the 23-year-old's nascent career was the fact that he did his damage out of the nine-hole. DeJong is likely in for a stretch of starts with Kolten Wong (forearm) back on the shelf for the time being, and he's proven capable of holding his own against major-league pitching in his brief stints with the Cardinals; factoring in Friday's production, he's slashing .286/.469/.286 with three doubles, two home runs and seven RBI over the first 49 at-bats.
DeJong was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Thursday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
After being sent back to Memphis on Monday, DeJong will rejoin the Cardinals just three days later with Kolten Wong (triceps) headed to the disabled list. The 23-year-old started nine games at the keystone during Wong's last DL stint, so he seems to be a good bet to garner at-bats while Wong is sidelined. He slashed .244/.244/390 with a 13:0 K:BB in 41 at-bats during his first stint with the big club.
DeJong was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Monday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
DeJong started 11 consecutive games for the Cardinals while Kolten Wong was on the disabled list with an elbow injury, but hadn't appeared in the three games since the latter's return. The 23-year-old third baseman memorably homered in his first major-league at-bat but went through some growing pains thereafter, slashing .244/.244/.390 over 41 plate appearances. However, he acquitted himself well defensively at second base and will continue gaining some seasoning with the Redbirds, for which he's slashed .294/.331/.541 with 11 homers and 31 RBI across 46 games.
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