75
      Friday
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      Saturday
      90 / 71
      Sunday
      91 / 71

      The Cardinals trade David Freese to the Angels

      The St. Louis Cardinals have traded former World Series MVP David Freese to the Los Angeles Angels in a four-player deal. The Cardinals also sent reliever Fernando Salas to the Angels on Friday in exchange for outfielder Peter Bourjos and prospect Randal Grichuk. The 30-year-old Freese was the MVP of the 2011 NLCS and the World Series, setting a major-league record with 21 postseason RBIs.

      He injured his back chasing a foul ball into the stands during spring training and never hit his stride last season. He batted .262 with nine homers and 60 RBIs, drop-offs from 2012 when he hit 20 homers with 79 RBIs and batted .293. The 26-year-old Bourjos is a career .251 hitter with speed, stealing 41 bases in 54 attempts.

      The 22-year-old Grichuk was an Angels first-round draft pick in 2009 and starred at Double-A Arkansas last season.