Kolten Wong has been optioned to AAA Memphis


With the upcoming return of Jhonny Peralta scheduled for Tuesday against Cincinnati, the question of who would be sent down to clear the roster spot was a hot topic. This question appears to have been answered as the Cardinals elected to demote Kolten Wong to AAA Memphis Monday afternoon.

After a tough April Wong was batting .222/.306/.286 in 144 plate appearances on the season, good for a paltry 66 wRC+ and -0.1 fWAR, but seemed to be turning things around in May before his recent slump. Wong had earned a five-year, $25.5 million extension before the season began.

It appears a combination of Matt Carpenter, Jedd Gyorko, and Greg Garcia will split time at second base.

Two weeks from now is the Kolten Wong Hawaiian shirt giveaway at Busch Stadium... Awkward.