DeJong began rehabbing his hand Monday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
DeJong began what is being called minor rehab work after undergoing successful surgery on his fractured left hand over the weekend. It's still too early in his rehab for a timetable to be determined, but the procedure he underwent was done in order to expedite what would otherwise be an 8-to-12 week recovery. Jedd Gyorko and Greg Garcia have both seen reps at shortstop in his absence.
DeJong had successful surgery on his fractured left hand Friday, Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports.
The Cardinals have yet to describe DeJong's timetable, though this procedure was done in order to expedite the anticipated 8-to-12-week recovery had both parties agreed upon the non-surgical route. Expect a better gauge of DeJong's expected return date within the coming days.
DeJong (hand) will undergo surgery to have a plate inserted into his fractured left hand Friday night, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The fracture occurred when DeJong was hit by a pitch in Thursday's game against the Phillies but he remained in the game, making Friday's news a complete surprise. No timetable for his return is yet known, but Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports the surgery should expedite what would otherwise be an 8-to-12 week recovery process. Jedd Gyorko will start at shortstop Friday, and the team also recalled Yairo Munoz from Triple-A Memphis.
DeJong was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning of Thursday's loss to the Phillies, but was able to remain in the game and even had an additional at-bat. The severity of the fracture -- and whether surgery will be required -- remain unclear at this point, but it seems likely the 24-year-old won't be able to return May 28 after the 10-day minimum on the DL. Jedd Gyorko will start at shortstop for the Cardinals on Friday, with Greg Garcia also expected to help fill the void.
DeJong went 1-for-3 with an RBI double, two walks and a run in a win over the Twins on Wednesday.
DeJong slogged through an 0-for-14 start to May, but he's significantly picked it up at the plate since then. The 24-year-old is 10-for-30 with two doubles, a home run and five RBI over the subsequent eight games, a stretch that includes a quartet of multi-hit efforts.
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