St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong reaches for a grounder by Cincinnati Reds' Nick Castellanos during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 23, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The St. Louis Cardinals will get their starting shortstop back when they visit the Chicago Cubs this weekend.

Paul DeJong is being reinstated from the 10-day injured list and will be active for Friday afternoon's series opener at Wrigley Field. DeJong has been dealing with a rib fracture since getting hit by a pitch May 12 at Milwaukee.

To make room for DeJong on the active roster, first baseman/outfielder John Nogowski was optioned to Triple-A Memphis.

DeJong was batting .177 with seven home runs and 17 RBIs when he went on the IL. He was replaced by Edmundo Sosa, a .270 hitter in 89 at-bats this season.

Coverage of the Cards-Cubs series opener begins at 12:30 p.m. Friday on Bally Sports Midwest.