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Cardinals Activate Punto and Freese


St. Louis activated infielders David Freese and Nick Punto from the disabled list this morning.  The Cardinals hope the pair can help right the team’s ship that’s veered off course of late.

To put it more bluntly, the Cardinals have been awful.

They were swept by the Blue Jays this weekend on their way to a 3-6 homestand.  St. Louis entered June 10 games over .500 and currently owns a record of 41-38.  They’ve lost 12 of their last 15 contests, scoring 3.4 runs while giving up 5.8 during that span.

Punto will provide the club with some much needed infield depth, as he’s played all over the diamond this year for the Cards.  While Punto is more known for his glove, Freese was able to make his impact at the plate before his trip the DL.

Lining up as the Cardinals everyday third baseman to start the year, Freese got off to a hot start in 2011.  In the 25 games played before his injury, the 28 year old was able to put up a line of .356/.394/.471.

To make room for the pair, St. Louis optioned Andrew Brown and Pete Kozma to Triple-A.