St. Louis Cardinals’ David Freese day to day with right hand irritation
St. Louis Cardinals’ David Freese is day to day, as he is suffering with an irritation on a finger of his right hand.
The third baseman sat out the Cardinals 5-1 victory on Saturday against the Chicago Cubs.
The injury happened on Friday during an at-bat. Freese felt some irritation and weakness, which is why he lost his bat twice while swinging at a pitch.
Freese stayed in the game and went on to hit an RBI single in the fifth inning.
He was not scratched from today’s lineup until about an hour before the first pitch was scheduled. For the second day in a row, the start time of the games was pushed back due to a rain delay.
The Cardinals’ training staff has confirmed that there is no structural damage, but it is likely that the World Series MVP will be sitting out Sunday’s game.
“I’d love to have him in there [on Sunday], but I know sometimes you also have to make the sacrifice for the longer term,” Matheny said. “I think that could be the case.”
With Freese’s absence, Tyler Greene took over at second base, and Matt Carpenter batted in Freese’s 5th spot in the lineup.
This season, Freese is batting .406 with 3 home runs and 11 RBIs.
The third baseman was in attendance at the World Series ring ceremony before the game.