Cardinals third baseball to miss two months of the season

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wednesday April 1, 2009

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cardinals third baseman Troy Glaus is expected to miss at least two months following a setback in his rehabilitation from arthroscopic shoulder surgery in January.

Glaus was originally expected to miss only a few weeks of the regular season. But on Wednesday, St. Louis said Glaus will be re-evaluated around June 1.

Glaus hit .270 last season with 27 homers and 99 RBIs. David Freese is the top candidate to start at third with Glaus out. The 25-year-old rookie hit .306 with 26 homers and 91 RBIs at Triple-A Memphis last season.

Glaus traveled to California last week to consult with the doctor who performed the surgery. Glaus will be in St. Louis for opening day on Monday, then travel to Phoenix to continue his rehab.

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