The St. Louis Cardinals activated utilityman Mark DeRosa from the 15-day disabled list Saturday.

DeRosa, who was acquired June 27 from the Cleveland Indians, was in the Cardinals' lineup for three games before hurting his left wrist against San Francisco June 30. The injury was later diagnosed as a partially torn tendon sheath.

DeRosa has indicated the condition will need surgery, which he hopes to postpone until the offseason. In his three games with St. Louis, DeRosa is 0 for 9.

He was in the starting lineup Saturday, batting second and playing third base. To make room for him, the Cardinals optioned second baseman Jarrett Hoffpauir to Triple-A Memphis.

(This version CORRECTS APNewsNow; corrects to Jarrett in 4th graf.)