Freese had been out since March 14 with back stiffness stemming from a hard fall he took while chasing a foul ball.
While SLU & Mizzou look to be in the toughest region of the NCAA Tournament, the Illinois Fighting Illini might have a good chance to make some noise.
Miller allowed a hit and a walk. Joe Kelly, also competing for a rotation spot, wasn’t nearly as successful.
Marlins got the best of Redbirds, 6-0 on St. Patrick’s Day.
Detroit scored all three runs off starter Jaime Garcia.
Cards opening day starter shines in 5-1 exhibition victory over Nationals.
Joe Kelly allowed three hits and one run in four solid innings Thursday to strengthen his claim on the fifth spot.
Cardinals manager returns to Spring Training, days after procedure done in St. Louis.
Bright spot for St. Louis was pitching of Jaime Garcia and Trevor Rosenthal
Cardinals manager says he will leave Spring Training to have procedure done in St. Louis. His hope is to return to Florida later in the week.