It has been a little more than two weeks since the St. Louis Cardinals jettisoned highly-touted second base prospect Kolten Wong to the minor leagues, but if recent comments are to be taken literally, he could be on his way back to the big league club in the very near future. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Louis GM John Mozeliak had some interesting comments on Wong’s potential to return.
Mozeliak on Wong: “We may make a decision on that in the near future as well.” Hitting .344, had four RBIs today. Is banging on the door.
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) May 13, 2014
To be fair, the young second baseman absolutely “earned” his demotion with a lackluster slash line of .225/.276/.268 early in the season, but the fact remains that he is easily the most talented option for Mike Matheny’s club. In his stead, the Cardinals have been mostly deploying veteran Mark Ellis at second, but he has struggled just as Wong has begun to tear up the minor leagues with a red-hot bat.
The 23-year-old Wong is almost certain to be back in St. Louis quickly, but if he struggles once again, he could be quickly sent back to Memphis.