ST. LOUIS (AP) - As Ryan Ludwick begins a rehab assignment from
a calf injury, the St. Louis Cardinals' outfielder hopes his stay
with Triple-A Memphis will be brief.
Ludwick has been out since June 26, and tried to come back too
soon earlier this month before going on the 15-day disabled list.
He passed several tests Monday before getting the go-ahead for a
rehab stint that was to begin Tuesday.
Another injured Cardinals regular, David Freese, may be further
away. Freese has been on the DL since June 28 with a bone bruise
on his right ankle, and broke his left big toe when he dropped a
weight while working out. Manager Tony La Russa revealed the