Cards do better in Freese-Bourjos deal

Two players who had been squeezed off their current rosters by better players find themselves in new homes with the promise of more playing time, as the St. Louis Cardinals dealt third baseman David Freese and reliever Fernando Salas to the Los Angeles Angels Friday for outfielder Peter Bourjos and minor league outfielder Randal Grichuk.

The arrival of second-base prospect Kolten Wong in St. Louis meant that Freese was expendable as he headed into his second time through the arbitration process, with Matt Carpenter able to return to third base.