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Cardinals activate DeJong for Chicago series, send Nogowski back to Memphis

In 35 games this season DeJong is hitting .177 with seven home runs and 17 RBI
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St. Louis Cardinals' Paul DeJong bats during in the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the New York Mets Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals are getting their starting shortstop back ahead of a big weekend series against the Chicago Cubs.

The team announced on Thursday that shortstop Paul DeJong is being activated off the 10-day Injured List and will be active for the weekend series at Wrigley Field.

First baseman/outfielder John Nogowski was optioned to Memphis in a corresponding move.

In 35 games this season DeJong is hitting .177 with seven home runs and 17 RBI. He was on the IL with a rib injury suffered after being hit by a pitch.

The Cardinals are currently in third place in the National League Central Division, three games behind first-place Milwaukee.

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