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.