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Paul DeJong Stung With Slow Start for St. Louis Cardinals

Apr 3, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong (11) hits a solo home run against the Cincinnati Reds during the second inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Paul DeJong has gotten off to a slow start for the St. Louis Cardinals. While fans may be ready to bench him forever, it may just be time for a little change for the shortstop.

When a manager puts their one-time All-Star shortstop in the clean-up position of the batting order, you tend to have high expectations. Placing a quality, high production bat behind Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado is important for the St.