DeJong landed on the 10-day injured list with a non-displaced rib fracture Friday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
DeJong left Wednesday's game against the Brewers with what was originally referred to as side tightness. The injury was evidently more serious than that, though it's not yet clear when he's expected to return. Max Moroff was called up to take his place on the roster, though it will likely be Matt Carpenter who continues to take his place in the starting lineup, playing second base and pushing Tommy Edman to shortstop.
DeJong (side) will sit Friday against the Padres, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.
DeJong left Wednesday's game against the Brewers with side tightness and remains sidelined. A trip to the injured list appears to be a possibility. Tommy Edman will again shift to shortstop Friday, with Matt Carpenter making another start at second base.
DeJong (side) could require a stint on the injured list, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Manager Mike Shildt said Thursday that DeJong's MRI revealed "mostly good news," but his injury could still create a pause. The 27-year-old will travel with the team for its upcoming road trip in San Diego, but the Cardinals will bring an extra infielder in case DeJong is placed on the injured list. If DeJong misses additional time, Edmundo Sosa could see increased at-bats.
DeJong (side) isn't starting Thursday against the Brewers, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
DeJong left Wednesday's loss to the Brewers with left side tightness and will undergo an MRI on Thursday to determine the extent of the injury. Tommy Edman will shift to shortstop while Matt Carpenter starts at second base.
DeJong (side) will undergo an MRI on Thursday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
The 27-year-old exited Wednesday's loss with left side tightness, and the issue is in a similar spot to where he was hit by a pitch Tuesday. The MRI is scheduled around 11 a.m., so DeJong is unlikely to be available for Thursday's early afternoon start with the results expected to come through during the game.
DeJong was removed from Wednesday's game at Milwaukee with left side tightness, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
The 27-year-old went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before exiting during the fifth inning Wednesday. The severity of the injury remains unclear, and DeJong should be considered day-to-day until his status is updated.
DeJong went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, two stolen bases, two RBI and a run during Saturday's 9-8 win over Colorado.
The 27-year-old delivered a two-RBI single during the opening frame, and he brought home another run via a double during the fifth inning. DeJong has a .193/.292/.404 slash line with seven homers, three doubles, 17 RBI and 19 runs through 32 games in 2021.
DeJong went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in the 4-1 win Wednesday over the Mets.
DeJong slammed a home run off Marcus Stroman in the fifth inning to open up the lead. The 27-year-old has struggled at the plate this year, slashing .192/.288/.413. However, he leads the Cardinals with seven home runs and 13 walks.
DeJong went 2-for-4 with a double and a run in a win over the Mets on Monday.
DeJong laced his third extra-base hit in as many games Monday -- perhaps a sign that he may be starting to see the ball better after what's been a mostly frustrating start to the season. The slugging shortstop has belted six home runs, which have gone a long way from preventing a total fantasy wipeout; however, his .186/.288/.392 slash has ample room for improvement, although it's slightly on the rise thanks to DeJong's current three-game hitting streak.
DeJong went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 12-5 win over the Pirates.
He got the Cards' offensive eruption started by taking Trevor Cahill deep in the first inning. DeJong had been in a funk at the plate, going 4-for-32 (.125) over his prior nine games with zero extra-base hits, but despite a .167/.272/.367 slash line on the season the shortstop has six homers and 13 RBI through 25 contests.
DeJong isn't starting Thursday's game against the Phillies, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
DeJong will get a breather after he went 0-for-7 with a walk, a run and two strikeouts in the last two contests. Edmundo Sosa will start at shortstop and bat eighth.
DeJong is hitting .310 (9-for-29) with three home runs and six RBI across his last eight games.
The slugging shortstop also has four walks and six runs over that span, although he's still struck out at a 33.3 percent clip. DeJong actually has a solid .450 slugging percentage for the season thanks to his five home runs, and his current surge has at least pulled his average back to the Mendoza Line for the first time since April 5.
DeJong went 2-for-4 with two home runs, a walk, five RBI and three runs scored in Monday's 12-5 win over the Nationals.
The shortstop took Joe Ross deep in the second and fifth innings, with the latter shot a grand slam that blew the game wide open. DeJong has a modest six-game hitting streak going that includes three homers over the last three days, pushing his slash line up to .189/.317/.472.
DeJong, who went 1-for-3 with two strikeouts in a loss to the Phillies on Sunday, has a five-game hitting streak but just a .163/.293/.347 slash across 58 plate appearances.
DeJong's trio of home runs have prevented the early portion of his season from being a complete fantasy wasteland, but he's done little else to redeem himself to those who invested some draft capital in him. Even the struggling shortstop's current five-game hit streak is comprised entirely of one-hit outings and four singles outside of a solo homer. As was often the case last season, lack of consistent contact has been a pervasive problem for DeJong -- he's currently sporting a career-worst 34.5 percent strikeout rate.
DeJong isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Nationals, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.
DeJong had started every game to begin the year, but he's been in a slump recently, as he's hit .065 with five walks, five runs and 15 strikeouts in the last nine games. Edmundo Sosa will take his place at shortstop Wednesday, batting eighth.
DeJong, who went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in a loss to the Nationals on Monday, operated out of the No. 6 spot in the order for the first time this season.
The struggling shortstop is now slashing .114/.262/.286 across 42 plate appearances, leading to his lowest slotting in the lineup yet this season. DeJong's leadoff single in the seventh Monday snapped a seven-game hitless drought, and while his abnormally low .105 BABIP certainly hasn't helped his cause, neither has the 27-year-old's 33.3 percent strikeout rate.
DeJong went 2-for-3 with two walks, two solo home runs and three total runs scored in Saturday's loss to the Reds.
Tyler Mahle baffled most of the St. Louis lineup, but not DeJong. Batting out of the cleanup spot, DeJong homered in the second inning and again in the fourth, his first two long balls of the 2021 campaign. He should have plenty of RBI opportunities this season batting directly behind Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado.
DeJong, who was hitless over his first 23 Grapefruit League at-bats, credits a pep talk he received from manager Mike Shildt early this week for his strong performances since, Ben Frederickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Shildt reportedly reminded DeJong that "no one wins a Grapefruit League batting title" in an effort to loosen the shortstop up at the plate, and the message seems to have gotten through. DeJong subsequently homered and singled off staff ace Jack Flaherty in a simulated game Tuesday, singled and walked against the Astros on Wednesday, and recorded a two-run blast and a single off Marlins starter Pablo Lopez on Thursday. That still leaves the shortstop's spring average at .179, but it gives him a much bigger boost in confidence. "Just getting back to myself," said DeJong, who has made a small change in his stance to be more upright. "Getting my timing back. And I want to thank Mike for pulling me aside and telling me he wasn't worried about me. It's just one of those springs."
DeJong is 0-for-4 with a strikeout across his first two Grapefruit League games.
The slugging shortstop will be trying to prove he's still got the pop that led to a career-high 30 home runs in 2019. DeJong's average saw a boost from 2019's .233 to .250 last season, but he also slugged a career-low .349 with just nine extra-base hits (six doubles, three homers) across 174 plate appearances. The 27-year-old's strikeout rate also rose to a career-high 28.7 percent last season despite the improvement in batting average, so he'll look to achieve that power resurgence while also improving his contact rate.
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.
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