The St. Louis Cardinals have played the first two series of the year without third baseman and 2011 World Series hero David Freese, who started the season on the disabled list with a sore back.
But it does not look as though the Cardinals will have to wait much longer to get him back. The first time the fans of St. Louis get to greet the 2013 team, they will see David Freese in the home whites as well.
It is widely believed that Freese will be activated for Monday's home opener at Busch Stadium against division rival Cincinnati Reds.
Sounds like it. RT @aarons333: @joestrauss any official word if Freese will be activated for Opener?
— Joe Strauss (@JoeStrauss) April 7, 2013
The return of Freese to the lineup means Ryan Jackson, who has just one plate appearance so far this year, will likely be headed back to Memphis.
Freese's return also has other ramifications as it likely means that Matt Carpenter will slide over to second base more regularly. Carpenter got h...