The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game in San Francisco that they have activated infielder Paul DeJong from the 10-day disabled list and optioned rookie left-handed pitcher Austin Gomber to the Memphis Redbirds (AAA).
DeJong has missed the previous 45 games after suffering a left hand fracture while being hit by a pitch on May 17. Prior to his stint on the disabled list, DeJong was the lone Cardinal to appear in all 41 games, while also leading the club in RBI and co-leading in home runs.
In four injury rehab games with Memphis, the 24-year-old DeJong batted .308 (4-for-13) with one home run, two doubles, and three RBI.
Gomber, 24, appeared in 15 games, most on the Cardinals staff since his recall on June 2, posting a 3.77 ERA in 14.1 innings while inducing four double plays.