David Freese, from earlier this year. UPI/Bill Greenblatt files

Cardinals third baseman David Freese is back on the DL with a broken bone in his left hand, and he will have surgery this morning. A plate will be inserted in his hand to help it heal faster. GM John Mozeliak said he’ll be out 9 to 12 weeks.  Freese played just 70 games a year ago before a right ankle injury in late June sidelined him for the remainder of the season.

John Mozeliak on David Freese

Mozeliak talks about the Cardinals will fill Freese’s spot and what the third baseman can expect with his surgery and rehab.