ST. PETERSBURG, FLA -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to their game today that they have activated third baseman Scott Rolen from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Skip Schumaker to Memphis (AAA).
Rolen injured his left shoulder on May 10 when he collided head-on with Dodgers' first baseman Hee-Seop Choi on a ground out to the pitcher in the fifth inning and was placed on the disabled list May 12.
On May 13, Rolen underwent an arthroscopy of the left shoulder with debridement of a small labral tear. The procedure was performed by Cardinals' physician Dr. George Paletta.
Rolen was batting .257 with 5 home runs and 20 RBI in 30 games played before going on the D.L. The Cardinals record since he was injured was 22-12 and they increased their lead in the N.L. Central from four games to seven and one-half games.
Rolen is listed in the starting lineup for tonight's game in Tampa Bay.
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