DeJong isn't in Tuesday's lineup against the Royals, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. DeJong has been slumping recently as he's gone just 1-for-20 with three RBI, one walk and eight strikeouts over the last six games. Tommy Edman will take over at shortstop Tuesday.
DeJong went 3-for-5 with one RBI in a 3-2 win over Milwaukee in the second game of Monday's doubleheader. DeJong tapped a two-out, RBI single in the top of the ninth that proved to be the deciding run. The 27-year-old shortstop raised his slash line to .304/.387/.441 with 20 RBI this season.
DeJong went 0-for-2 with an RBI sacrifice fly, two walks and a run in a loss to the Reds on Sunday. It wasn't the most thrilling of stat lines for fantasy managers, but there was certainly some production to be gleaned from DeJong's solid day. The shortstop still sports an impressive .369 on-base percentage on the season thanks in part to a career-high 12.6 percent walk rate, but he's seen his average drop 37 points to .284 thus far in September thanks to a middling 10-for-42 tally at the plate over the first 14 games of the month.
DeJong went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs. DeJong drove in a pair of runs in the matinee and kicked off the scoring in the nightcap with a solo shot to left field in the second inning for an overall productive twin bill. The shortstop is hitting an even .300 on the season with a .845 OPS, three home runs and 15 RBI.
DeJong went 2-for-5 with a grand slam and a stolen base in Monday's 7-5 win over the Reds. His fourth-inning blast with the bases loaded chased Anthony DeSclafani from the game and proved to be the decisive hit in the game after the Cards' bullpen made things interesting. DeJong has two homers and 12 RBI through 14 games, but it's his .321 batting average that's wildly exceeding expectations.