The Cardinals announced on Monday that the club optioned second baseman Kolten Wong to Triple-A Memphis. That clears up roster space for shortstop Jhonny Peralta, who is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.
Wong, 25, has had a rough season, batting .222/.306/.286 with a total of four extra-base hits in 144 plate appearances. He’ll at least get regular at-bats in the minors, which will help him get back on track. Wong inked a five-year, $25.5 million contract extension with the Cardinals back in March.