Cardinals phenom, Kolten Wong is joining the Birds today in Chicago a few weeks before September callups.
I’ve got to imagine he’ll be getting some work in at 2B moving Carpenter over to 3B on days Freese needs some rest. Obviously, Matt “Doubles” Carpenter isn’t going to be seeing the bench much anytime soon, so it’s likely Wong will cut into Freese’s playing time.
Freese hasn’t been terrible over the last few weeks batting .311 with 1 HR and 9 RBIs over the last 15 days, but with Matt Carpenter’s sudden appearance as an All-star leadoff hitter, and Wong lurking in AAA the move has been coming for awhile. It’ll be interesting to see how the Cardinals move on with Freese, Wong, and Carpenter for the rest of the season.