Ludwick to begin rehab for Cardinals -

Ludwick to begin rehab for Cardinals

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 broke 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 setback Monday.

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