• The Cardinals announced on Wednesday that Wong and right-hander Zach Petrick were selected as the organization's Minor League player and pitcher, respectively, for 2013. Both will be presented with their awards at the annual St. Louis Baseball Writers' Dinner on January 19.
Wong, who finished the season on the Cardinals' playoff roster, hit .303 with 10 homers and 45 RBIs in 107 Triple-A games before his promotion. He ranked third among all players in the Cards' system with 20 stolen bases.
Petrick, a non-drafted free agent signed out of the University of Northwestern Ohio in 2012, climbed from low Class A to Double-A during his breakout year. Petrick posted a 0.83 ERA in low Class A, a 0.27 ERA in high Class A, and finished 7-3 with an overall 1.99 ERA in 34 appearances (13 starts) among all three levels. He also saved eight games.
• Major League Baseball will hold its Rule 5 Draft on Thursday morning in what is considered the final official event of the Winter Meetings. The Cardinals have open spots on the 40-man roster should they wish to make a selection, but that's unlikely given their position as the last team in the Draft order.
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