Mike Trout, Josh Hamilton and J.B. Shuck.
Freese, who will be 31 in April, was MVP of the 2011 World Series and NLCS for the Cardinals. He batted .262 with nine home runs in 138 games in 2013, then really struggled during the postseason, batting .179 as the Cardinals lost the World Series in six games to the Boston Red Sox.
In the absence of Freese, the Cardinals likely would move Matt Carpenter from second base to third, opening second base for rookie Kolten Wong.
Foxsports.com first reported the talks.
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