Feb 8, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT
Freese was arbitration eligible for the first time after hitting .293 with 20 homers and an .839 OPS in 144 games last season, the first year in which he’s played more than 100 games. He requested $3.75 million and the Cardinals countered at $2.4 million.
No word on the exact money yet, but Goold says Freese will get more than $3 million for his age-30 season.
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