Mar. 26 11:51 AM PT12:51 PM MT1:51 PM CT2:51 PM ET14:51 ET18:51 GMT2:51 CST11:51 AM MST1:51 PM EST2:21 PM VEN22:51 UAE12:51 PM CT-The St. Louis Cardinals placed Freese on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain. Analysis: In 12 spring training games, Freese was batting .267 with two home runs and five RBIs. The move was retroactive to Saturday. He hopes to return in time for the home opener April 8 against Cincinnati.
Feb. 10 10:32 AM PT11:32 AM MT12:32 PM CT1:32 PM ET13:32 ET18:32 GMT2:32 CST11:32 AM MST1:32 PM EST2:02 PM VEN22:32 UAE12:32 PM CT-Freese will earn $3.15 million under his one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, nearly six times the $518,000 he made last year. The 2011 World Series MVP had asked for $3.75 million and had been offered $2.4 million when players and teams exchanged arbitration figures last month. Friday's agreement made Freese the final player to settle among the three Cardinals who filed for arbitration. Analysis: A St. Louis County native, Freese hit .283 with 20 home runs and 79 RBIs last season and earned his first All-Star appearance. He was eligible for arbitration for the first time.
Feb. 8 1:41 PM PT2:41 PM MT3:41 PM CT4:41 PM ET16:41 ET21:41 GMT5:41 CST2:41 PM MST4:41 PM EST5:11 PM VEN1:41 UAE (+1)3:41 PM CT-The St. Louis Cardinals and Freese have reached agreement on a one-year contract that avoids salary arbitration. Analysis: Terms of the deal announced Friday were not disclosed. The Cardinals have now come to terms with all arbitration-eligible players. Freese is a St. Louis County native. The third baseman hit .283 with 20 home runs and 79 RBIs last season and earned his first All-Star appearance.