Just over a month after being recalled to the St. Louis Cardinals, former University of Hawai’i All-American Kolten Wong is back out of action, headed to the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder soreness.
On the day the injury happened, he couldn’t have asked for a better afternoon. On June 3rd, Wong was named as May’s Nationals League Rookie of the Month just hours before hitting his first Major League home run, a grand slam.
The storybook moment culminated with a curtain call from the fans in St. Louis, a cherry on top of two weeks to remember after getting called up to the big leagues on May 14th.
In the top of the 8th inning of that game against the Royals, Wong injured his shoulder diving for a ball to his left.
He missed three straight games due to the injury, but has futilely tried to work through it. He’s 2 for his last 30 since the injury, a plunge of 30 points from his .258 batting average that night.
The stint will be Wong’s first on the Major League DL.