Jennifer Langosch, beat writer for the St. Louis Cardinals on their official website, tweeted that third baseman David Freese will start the season on the Disabled List because of lower back issues. Langosch reports that Freese is hopeful he’ll be back in time for the home opener (April 8). Freese received a shot on Monday to reduce inflammation. Freese first hurt his back when he fell into the stands on March 4 going after a foul ball.
Ryan Jackson will take Freese’s place on the roster.