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David Freese breaks big toe while already on the disabled list

Jul 20, 2010, 3:48 PM EDT

Already on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle, Cardinals rookie third baseman David Freese broke his left big toe while working out yesterday.
According to manager Tony La Russa he was lifting weights and dropped a plate on his foot, but the good news is that Matthew Leach of MLB.com reports “the toe injury might not affect the timetable for Freese’s return.”
Or as La Russa put it: “They took an X-ray and it’s a little fracture. They are saying it might not be any longer then his ankle. So I really don’t know, but he has that to deal with as well.”
Finally given a chance in the majors at age 27 after knocking around minor-league pitching at every level, Freese hit .296/.361/.404 with better-than-expected defense in 70 games before landing on the DL. Felipe Lopez has started 18 straight games at third base in his absence.
The lesson, as always: Don’t work out. Or something.

  1. Utley's hair - Jul 20, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    The severity of the injury depends on what was on the plate. Cheese sandwich? Frozen leg of lamb?

  2. tda - Jul 20, 2010 at 6:28 PM

    plates are 45 pound weights. or: that wasn’t very funny.

  3. tda - Jul 20, 2010 at 6:29 PM

    plates are 45 pound weights. or: that wasn’t very funny.

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