After a season filled with injuries to the pitching staff, now the St. Louis Cardinals will have to deal with an injury to one of their starting fielders, who also happened to be one of their most important hitters.
With their playoff hopes still alive, the Royals minor league call-ups play meaningful games in September.
The moments of brilliance for St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese come in flashes.
With Francoeur out and Giavotella in, the Royals still need to win games.
The team is hitting well and is about to get a punch in the arm from rehabbing speedster Jarrod Dyson when he returns from his minor league rehab assignment.