(The Chirp) -- The Cardinals have announced that second baseman Skip Schumaker has been activated from the 15 day disabled list and will rejoin Mike Matheny's club tonight in Detroit.

The versatile Schumaker had been out of action since May 31st with a strained right hamstring.

The club also announced that in wake of Schumaker's return, the club optioned pitcher Maikel Cleto to Memphis to make room on the 25 man roster.

This was Schumaker's second stint on the DL in 2012. He began the season with an injured strained right oblique. But Schumaker has made the most of his limited plate appearences so far, batting .321 (26-for-81) in 29 games for the Cardinals this season.

He had a season-best 8-game hitting streak at the time of his most recent injury. Schumaker was 3-for-8 with a pair of doubles in three games played at Memphis (AAA) during his injury rehabilitation assignment.

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