Sosa went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored Tuesday in a 6-5 win over San Francisco. Sosa came into the contest without a hit in July, going 0-for-8 through four games. He turned things around with his second three-hit performance of the season. Sosa came through with a solo shot in the eighth inning for what proved to be the difference in the narrow win. The infielder is slashing .255/.335/.340 overall on the campaign.
Sosa (leg) went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs in a win over the Diamondbacks on Monday. The valued utility player was given the weekend off after exiting Friday's game early with cramps, and the downtime apparently did him some good. The multi-hit effort was Sosa's first since June 14, while the two-bagger marked the 25-year-old's first extra-base hit since he launched his first career home run against the Reds on June 4.
Sosa (leg) is starting Monday's game against Arizona, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. Sosa had missed the last few games due to cramps, but he's healthy enough to return to the lineup for Monday's series opener. He'll start at second base and bat eighth in his return.
Sosa exited Friday's game against the Pirates in the sixth inning with cramps, the Associated Press reports, and he was not in the lineup for either Saturday's or Sunday's contests against Pittsburgh. There hasn't been a specific update regarding Sosa, but he'd logged seven starts in the 10 games prior to his early exit Friday. Therefore, his absence over the weekend could well be at least partly health-related, and it remains to be seen if Sosa will return to the lineup Monday in a home matchup against the Diamondbacks.
Sosa is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. Sosa has gone 4-for-22 while starting at second base in seven of the Cardinals' last eight games, but his opportunities are likely to dwindle moving forward after St. Louis called up outfield prospect Lars Nootbaar from Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday. With the Cardinals expected to give Nootbaar a trial run as an everyday player in the corner outfield, Tommy Edman will likely move back to his natural spot at second base, which will leaves no room for Sosa.