St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is hoping some days off will be a good thing for struggling third baseman David Freese, who was hitless in 16 at-bats after Monday night. He was given Tuesday off and, Matheny said, possibly today as well. “Right now he’s just not seeing the ball,” Matheny..." May 01
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Mired in a slump that has seen his average drop to .163, David Freese is not in the Cardinals' lineup tonight, and manager Mike Matheny said he could receive multiple days of rest as he seeks an answer. Matheny admitted that the strategy of letting his third baseman play through his struggles..." April 30
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals third baseman David Freese, whose spring training was disjointed by his having to battle a lower back issue, hasn’t been good so far, hitting .200 with one RBI and six strikeouts in his first 20 at-bats. “Since the end of February, I haven’t had that many consistent at-bats,” said..." April 18
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As scheduled, third baseman David Freese is expected to join the Cardinals in St. Louis for today’s opener at Busch Stadium and will be activated for this afternoon’s game against the Reds. Freese completed his rehab assignment Sunday with Class AAA Memphis. He played nine innings in the field,..." April 08
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals manager Mike Matheny struck a new note of caution with third baseman David Freese, acknowledging Tuesday that the schedule of games in Jupiter, Fla., may not allow Freese enough time to be ready for the home opener Monday at Busch Stadium. Freese remained back at the Cardinals’ spring..." April 03
David Freese is scheduled to begin his injury rehabilitation assignment tomorrow with the Memphis Redbirds.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "While the Cardinals are opening their season here tonight and then moving to San Francisco later in the week, injured third baseman David Freese is preparing to open his season _ but about 2,500 miles away. Freese, on the 15-day disabled list because of lower back discomfort suffered when he..." April 01
cardinals will DL David Freese to start season. Ryan Jackson returning to major-league roster.
MLB.com "Due to a lingering back injury, David Freese will begin the season on the disabled list, the Cardinals announced on Tuesday. The news comes one days after Freese characterized being ready by Opening Day next Monday as a “possibility.” An MRI on Monday identified inflammation in Freese’s lower..." March 26
Cardinals GM Mozeliak on Freese: club is encouraged, 3B will receive anti-inflammatory injection, "opening day not ruled out."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The initial read on an MRI taken of third baseman David Freese's back and how the infielder is feeling this morning has the Cardinals "encouraged" just a day after uncertainty reigned. General manager John Mozeliak used that word to describe the reaction to Freese's improvement and the picture..." March 25
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals third baseman David Freese, who injured his lower back and tailbone when he tumbled in the dugout area while chasing a foul ball on March 4, will have a Magnetic Resonance Imaging exam Monday morning to address the lower back discomfort which caused him to be a late lineup scratch..." March 24
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals are still without their two remaining WBCers — both of them All-Stars — as the club heads north this morning to face the New York Mets, but the lineup that will take the field could be one manager Mike Matheny writes at times this season. David Freese (back) returns to third base..." March 21
STL Cards targeting Thursday as the day David Freese returns to the lineup. Freese (bruised tailbone) is participating in morning workouts.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals third baseman David Freese expects to miss several more days as he deals with continuing discomfort in his back related to his tumble into the stands on March 4. Freese chased a popup toward the seats and fell when the gate separating the field from the seats gave way. He bruised his..." March 17
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "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..." March 16
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When David Freese says he is comfortable with where he’s at, one assumes the Cardinals third baseman is speaking beyond an almost empty clubhouse where he sits following a morning workout and a taping session with ESPN. The network asked for 15 minutes but took two hours. Still, Freese emerges..." March 03
Viva El Birdos "David Freese will be 30 in 2013, and a free agent in 2016. That's the most important part of the news that the St. Louis Cardinals signed him to a one-year deal worth $3 million on Friday, and it's the most important fact of his major league career: David Freese started late, and he's going to pay..." February 10
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "If Friday’s agreement on a one-year contract to avoid an arbitration hearing proves to be a steppingstone to something longer in the future, Cardinals third baseman David Freese knows there’s more to it than just negotiations. “Going through the arbitration process you learn what it means to..." February 09
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals and 2011 World Series MVP David Freese have agreed to a one-year deal to avoid arbitration, an official confirmed. The deal, which will be announced this afternoon, means that all of the Cardinals' arbitration-eligible players have signed. "We're happy to have all of our..." February 08