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Saturday News & Notes

Good Morning Cardinal Nation, here’s what I got for you this morning:

— Former Cardinals outfielder Chuck Diering died on Friday at the age of 89, as Stephen Deere writes here. He played for the Cardinals from 1947 to 1956.

— Here’s some more updated information from David Freese’s car crash on Thursday:

From Derrick Goold’s article:

No charges will come as a result of what investigators have ruled a single-car traffic accident, Vaughn said.

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Freese notified him of the accident Thursday evening and that he talked directly with the third baseman early Friday. The team will have Freese meet with members of the medical staff some time this weekend to assure the accident didn’t cause any lingering physical issues.

“Anytime you know somebody is in an accident you want to hear they’re OK and that no one else was hurt,” Mozeliak said. “I think we’re all relieved to hear he wasn’t hurt. That’s the bottom line — the fact that no one here was injured. … I don’t think there will be any issues for him coming from this.”

In 2012, Freese hit .293 with 20 home runs and 79 RBIs with 70 runs scored and .467 slugging percentage. He is arbitration-eligible for the first time this off-season.

Be sure to check CardsBlog throughout the day for more news…

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