Cardinals trade LHP Freeman to Rangers
MAR 28, 2:21p ET | FOX Sports Midwest
Rotowire: Mar 28 / 11:07a ET
News: Freeman was traded to the Rangers on Saturday for cash and a player to be named later, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: He is out of minor league options, and the Rangers have much more of a need for bullpen arms than the Cardinals, so this makes sense. Freeman, a lefty, had a 2.61 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 38 innings last year for the Cardinals, but he also had a 1.39 WHIP, so this isn't necessarily the type of reliever to target for lower ratios in deeper leagues.
StatsLLC: Mar 28 / 12:00a ET
News: The pitching-depleted Texas Rangers acquired left-hander Sam Freeman from the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday for a player to be named or cash considerations.
Impact: The 27-year-old Freeman was 2-0 with a 2.61 ERA in a career-high 44 relief appearances last season with the Cardinals. He pitched once against the Dodgers in the playoffs. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said he expects Freeman, who is out of minor league options, to make the opening day roster.