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Sam Freeman | Relief Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 165
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Cardinals recalled LHP Sam Freeman from Triple-A Memphis.
Freeman, a hard-throwing southpaw, will function as a left-handed specialist for St. Louis. The 26-year-old has a 4.05 ERA in 33 1/3 career major league innings. May 24 - 4:13 PM

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Cardinals optioned LHP Sam Freeman to Triple-A Memphis.

Freeman was removed from the 25-man roster to clear a spot for Jason Motte, who is back from Tommy John surgery. Freeman pitched one scoreless inning during his short stay in St. Louis. He'll get an extended look soon.
May 20 - 4:22 PM

Cardinals recalled LHP Sam Freeman from Triple-A Memphis.

Freeman appeared in 13 games with the Cardinals last season and owns a 3.78 ERA and 20/6 K/BB ratio over 16 2/3 innings this season in Triple-A. He'll pitch in middle relief.
May 13 - 2:40 PM

Cardinals recalled LHP Sam Freeman from Triple-A Memphis.

Freeman is unscored upon in four relief appearances for the Cards this year and boasts a 2.97 ERA at Triple-A. He'll operate as a third left-hander out of the bullpen.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 06:46:00 PM

Cardinals optioned LHP Sam Freeman to Triple-A Memphis.

Freeman has pitched in back-to-back games, so the Cardinals are calling up Tyler Lyons as bullpen depth. The 26-year-old has yet to allow a run in four appearances at the major league level.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 10:22:00 AM

Cardinals recalled LHP Sam Freeman from Triple-A Memphis.

Freeman, 26, has a 2.95 ERA and 61/24 K/BB ratio in 64 innings this season at Triple-A. He should do well in a left-handed specialist role for the big-league Redbirds.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 10:42:00 AM

Cardinals optioned LHP Sam Freeman to Triple-A Memphis.

Freeman was sidelined with a shoulder impingement this spring, but he managed to return to action Sunday against the Mets. The 25-year-old southpaw will provide bullpen depth in the minors.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 10:04:00 AM

Sam Freeman (shoulder) will return to Grapefruit League action Sunday.

Freeman hasn't appeared in a game since February 25 due to an impingement in his pitching shoulder. He wasn't going to make the Opening Day roster, anyway, and should be fine to start the Triple-A season on time.
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 10:33:00 AM

Sam Freeman has been diagnosed with an impingement in his left (throwing) shoulder.

It's not an ideal diagnosis, but it could have been worse. The left-hander will be shut down for a couple of days. He has little chance of making the 25-man roster.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 09:02:00 AM

Sam Freeman plans to "see a doctor in the coming days about renewed discomfort in his biceps," according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Freeman had to bow out of the Arizona Fall League early because of a similar biceps issue. He will open the year at Triple-A Memphis no matter what the doctor says.
Mon, Mar 4, 2013 01:52:00 PM

Sam Freeman will not appear in any more Arizona Fall League games due to mild left bicep tendinitis.

Cardinals farm director John Vuch said the tendinitis is not a big deal, but there's no reason to push the young left-hander. Freeman posted a 5.40 ERA with 18 strikeouts over 20 innings for the Cards this season and will try to win a spot in the bullpen next spring.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 10:52:00 PM

Cardinals recalled LHP Sam Freeman from Triple-A Memphis.

Freeman has a chance to stick as a left-handed specialist, and looks to be the preferred option to Barret Browning. The 25-year-old was posting a 1.89 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 42 minor league appearances.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 12:39:00 PM

Cardinals reliever Sam Freeman (oblique) has been placed on the 7-day minor league disabled list.

Freeman is behind only Marc Rzepczynski and Barret Browning as the Cardinals' left-handed, one-out specialist. If healthy, he remains a lock to be promoted when rosters expand. Freeman is posting a 1.77 ERA in 40 minor league appearances.
Fri, Aug 17, 2012 09:06:00 PM

Cardinals optioned LHP Sam Freeman to Triple-A Memphis.

Freeman made his major league debut in early-June with the Cardinals, but will need to work on his command before being reconsidered for a promotion. The Cardinals promoted Barret Browning from Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding move.
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 10:17:00 AM

Cardinals recalled LHP Sam Freeman from Triple-A Memphis.

Freeman posted a 2.31 ERA and 17/8 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A this season while holding left-handed batters to a .179 average. He'll be making his major league debut when he gets into a game.
Fri, Jun 1, 2012 12:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2A.J. Pierzynski
3Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
3Daniel Descalso
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Oscar Taveras
2Shane Robinson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4John Lackey
5Justin Masterson
6Shelby Miller
7Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Pat Neshek
3Seth Maness
4Randy Choate
5Sam Freeman
6Jason Motte
7Nick Greenwood
8Carlos Martinez