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David Freese | Third Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/28/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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David Freese (quadriceps) remains out of the Angels starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's tilt against the Tigers.
Freese sustained the injury during his final at-bat of Wednesday's game, and while he's available to pinch-hit, he doesn't feel well enough to play in the field just yet. Ian Stewart will once again get the call at third base in his absence. Apr 19 - 10:59 AM

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David Freese (hamstring) said Friday that he suffered his injury during his final at-bat of Wednesday's game.

While he was available to pinch-hit on Friday, he's still unsure if he'll be able to return to the Angels lineup on Saturday. Ian Stewart had a big night in his place on Friday, and would likely draw the start on Saturday if Freese is unable to go.
Apr 18 - 11:58 PM

David Freese was a late scratch from Friday's lineup due to tightness in his right quad.

Freese dealt with the same injury late in spring training. The good news is that the Angels say it's not serious and he could be available to pinch-hit. Ian Stewart took Freese's spot at third base Friday.
Apr 18 - 5:37 PM

David Freese is not in the Angels' lineup Sunday.

Freese is getting a breather after a .154/.227/.231 start at the plate. Ian Stewart is taking his spot at third base.
Apr 13 - 2:22 PM

David Freese is not in Monday's starting lineup against the Astros.

Ian Stewart gets the start at third base over Freese, batting seventh. Freese had an abysmal spring and has started off the regular season very slowly, currently carrying a .422 OPS in 25 plate appearances. Freese will get the day off to clear his head. He should be back in the lineup on Tuesday against the Mariners.
Apr 7 - 11:42 AM

David Freese (quad) is expected back in the Angels' lineup Thursday.

Freese had to be scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to quad tightness, but it sounds like it's no big deal. A bigger concern is that Freese has yet to record an extra-base hit this spring after going deep just nine times last season.
Mar 25 - 7:46 PM

David Freese was scratched from the Angels' Cactus League lineup Tuesday due to leg tightness.

This has to be a concern for the Angels, as Freese has dealt with multiple leg injuries over the past two seasons. He has yet to record an extra-base hit in 54 plate appearances this spring with his new team.
Mar 25 - 4:30 PM

David Freese finished 0-for-3 against the Giants on Monday.

Freese's tough spring continues as his Cactus League average drops to .250. He still remains without an extra-base hit in 44 at-bats.
Mar 24 - 7:17 PM

David Freese may open the season as the Angels' cleanup hitter against southpaws.

He would displace Josh Hamilton, who would slide to No. 5 against same-sided hurlers. "We're going to work around the middle at times until we get it settled," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "But we definitely want Albert to get his opportunities to hit with guys in scoring position, so you have to set the table in front of him and hopefully have some guys behind him. So we might work that a little bit. We'll see how it goes, though. When Josh is right, there's no doubt that he's going to hit lefties also. But we'll let him get into his game." Freese owns a .843 career OPS against lefties, while Hamilton posted a dreadful .596 OPS versus southpaws last season.
Mar 20 - 11:43 PM

David Freese went 0-for-3 in the Angels' 3-2 victory over the Cubs on Thursday.

Freese's spring average falls to .212. About the only thing he has done well in the Cactus League is draw walks, as he has six of them compared to seven hits overall in 33 at-bats.
Mar 20 - 6:41 PM

David Freese busted out of his Cactus League slump, going 3-for-3 with two RBI against the Brewers on Wednesday.

Freese was hitting .071 in 14 at-bats entering Wednesday's action. He singled three times, driving in a run in the first and second innings. The Angels acquired him in a trade with the Cardinals over the winter, betting on a bounce-back season after struggling in 2013.
Mar 12 - 6:34 PM

David Freese (foot) remains out of the Angels' lineup Monday.

Freese is currently dealing with a blood blister under his foot. Angels manager Mike Scioscia hasn't been sending most of his regulars on the road, so it's possible that he wouldn't have played even if he was 100 percent. Consider him day-to-day.
Mar 10 - 11:05 AM

David Freese is not in Sunday's lineup due to a blood blister under his foot.

He's hoping to be back in there on Monday. Freese is looking to bounce back in his first season in Anaheim after a disappointing .262/.340/.381 batting line with nine homers last year in St. Louis.
Mar 9 - 1:32 PM

Angels and 3B David Freese avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.05 million contract.

The two sides settled at the midpoint of figures that were exchanged earlier this month. Freese receives a sizable raise over last year's $3.15 million salary even though he's coming off a disappointing year that saw him bat just .262/.340/.381 with nine homers. He'll look to rebound in 2014 in his first year in Anaheim.
Jan 31 - 2:34 PM

David Freese requested $6 million and was offered $4.1 million from the Angels when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

The two sides are expected to meet somewhere in the middle around $5.0 million. The 30-year-old and former World Series hero will look to get his career back on track in Anaheim after a disappointing effort during his final season in St. Louis.
Jan 17 - 8:23 PM

Depth Charts

C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3B1David Freese
2Ian Stewart
LF1Josh Hamilton
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Garrett Richards
5Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
R1Ernesto Frieri
2Joe Smith
3Sean Burnett
4Kevin Jepsen
5Michael Kohn
6Fernando Salas
7Brian Moran
8Ryan Brasier
9Josh Wall
10Yoslan Herrera
11Dane De La Rosa