Cardinals activate SS Diaz from disabled list

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have activated shortstop Aledmys Diaz before Sunday's game against Milwaukee.

Diaz had been on the disabled with a right thumb fracture.

On Saturday, Diaz finished his rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield, starting in Game 4 of the Texas League playoffs. He went 0 for 5 in the Cardinals' 10-inning loss to Northwest Arkansas.

Diaz has been out since he broke his right thumb when he was hit by a pitch from the Marlins' Andrew Cashner on July 31.

At the time of the injury, he was hitting a team-leading .312 with 14 homers and 57 RBIs in 96 games, earning a trip to the All-Star Game and making himself one of the leading candidates for the National League Rookie of the Year Award.

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