HOUSTON -- Though his right ankle remained wrapped, David Freese pushed himself through some baseball activities on Wednesday. That's certainly good news for the Cardinals, who will finish this series in Houston without Freese ever taking the field.
Freese took swings off a tee in the batting cage on Wednesday afternoon before doing some running on the field. He will spend time at Busch Stadium on Thursday -- a team off-day -- for additional treatment and strength tests. He described his ankle as "less sore" than it was a day earlier.
A return to the field during the upcoming home series against the Nationals has not been ruled out for Freese, who suffered the mild ankle sprain when his foot got caught in a soft spot of the batting cage floor on Monday. He walked around the clubhouse on Wednesday without appearing to limp.