Rasmus, who was out of the lineup for the third straight game with a sore left calf on Wednesday, fielded fly balls before the game."It's better now," Rasmus said of his sore calf that forced him to leave Sunday's game in the sixth inning. "I could've played today, but we wanted to give it another day to make sure."
"It's feels good," Freese said of his sprained ankle that has kept him out of the lineup since Saturday. "We'll check it out after [Thursday's] off-day on Friday. That's the goal, but I don't want to push it. If I feel really good I'll be back in there."Manager Tony La Russa echoed Freese's sentiment and said it's still not set in stone he'll return Friday but that it's certainly the goal. "David has made enough improvement that we're optimistic now that he'll be back Friday but we're not sure," La Russa said. "He's made some improvement and with a off-day tomorrow we'll evaluate him Friday."