Surprise, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Texas Rangers have acquired left- handed reliever Sam Freeman from the St. Louis Cardinals for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Freeman, 27, made 81 appearances over three seasons with St. Louis, posting a 3.33 ERA with 61 strikeouts in 70 1/3 innings.

The Cardinals were considering Freeman for a role in their bullpen, but he is out of options and would have had to pass through waivers to be assigned to the minors.