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Hot-hitting David Freese scratched from Saturday’s lineup due to finger injury

Apr 14, 2012, 12:40 PM EDT

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According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, David Freese was scratched from today’s lineup against the Cubs due to irritation of a finger on his right hand.

The full extent of the injury isn’t yet known, but Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that it happened during an at-bat in yesterday’s game. It comes at a tough time for Freese, who is batting .404/.424/.688 with three homers and 11 RBI over his first 33 plate appearances this season.

Freese appears poised for a breakout following his World Series MVP performance, but injuries have been a constant theme during his career. The 28-year-old was limited to just 17 games at the big league level in 2009 due to a left ankle injury which required surgery. He played 70 games with the Cardinals in 2010 before requiring season-ending surgery on his right ankle. And he missed nearly two months last year while recovering from a fractured left hand.

  1. spudchukar - Apr 15, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    In what is becoming the norm, the kids contributed mightily as stand-ins, as Carpenter, Descalso, and Greene doubled, tripled and singled in the four run fourth as the Cards cruised to a 5-2 win over the hapless Cubs. Jay homered late, made an outstanding grab and Lance Lynn went 5.1 giving up a sole run.

    Freese, Berkman and Carpenter all rested injuries. It is early, but so far Life in Good. When your greatest worry rests with the slow starts of Holliday and Wainwright, start shopping for new sunglasses.

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