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Cardinals place 3B Freese on DL

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals rookie third baseman David Freese has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Monday, because of a bone bruise to his right ankle.

The Cardinals on Tuesday recalled right-handed reliever Fernando Salas from Triple-A Memphis. Salas is in his third stint with the team, this time returning after only three days with Memphis.

The 27-year-old Freese is batting .296 with four homers and 36 RBIs.

Freese has been hampered by the ankle injury since early June.