Cardinals third baseman David Freese still is compromised by the hard fall he took in the dugout area while he was chasing a foul ball nearly two weeks ago.

Freese missed his second straight exhibition game today, limited to playing catch as the team medical staff tries to ease the back discomfort he still feels.

“I’m just banged up. I need to give it a couple of days,” said Freese, who took ground balls on Friday but none today when he didn’t hit either.