Kolten Wong lands on DL with knee inflammation, Poncedeleon recalled for Monday start

Published 2:24 pm CT, Updated 5:20 pm:

The Cardinals lost another key player on Monday, as the team announced that second baseman Kolten Wong has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with left knee inflamation.

Pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon was recalled from AAA Memphis to take Wong’s place on the roster, and will make his big-league debut when he starts Monday evening against the Reds in Cincinnati.

It’s currently unclear how Wong’s injury occurred, but manager Mike Shildt told reporters, including MLB.com’s Joe Trezza, that the infielder’s DL stint could last the minimum ten days. An MRI on his knee came back relatively clean, though Wong returned to St. Louis on Monday to undergo treatment.

The 27-year-old was hitting .217/.305/.359 with seven home runs and 24 RBI in 91 games this season.

Poncedeleon, 26, is 9-3 in 18 games (17 starts) with AAA Memphis this season. The right-hander has pitched to a 2.15 ERA in 92 innings.

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