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David Freese | Third Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/28/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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David Freese (finger) is expected to be activated from the disabled list early next week in Oakland.
Freese has been with Triple-A Salt Lake since Sunday and will begin playing third base there on Friday. The third baseman has been on the disabled list since July 23 with a non-displaced fracture in his right index finger. He's hitting .240/.309/.397 with 11 home runs and 43 RBI in 90 games this season for the Angels. Aug 27 - 11:35 AM

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David Freese (finger) will begin playing third base at Triple-A Salt Lake later this week.

Freese has been with Salt Lake since Sunday, but he won't be tried in the field for another 3-4 days. The third baseman has been on the shelf since July 23 with a non-displaced fracture in his right index finger. He's on track to rejoin the Angels in early September.
Aug 25 - 5:54 PM

David Freese (finger) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday.

Freese was able to throw a ball without any issues on Thursday and Friday, which was the last hurdle he needed to clear before appearing in live game action. He should be able to rejoin the Angels lineup before the end of the month.
Aug 21 - 7:37 PM

David Freese (finger) threw with full finger pressure on the ball on Thursday for the second straight day.

Freese has been hitting for a while with no issues but only recently has been able to throw. He's nearing a rehab assignment and could have a shot to rejoin the Angels before the end of the month. It seems more likely, however, that they'll wait until rosters expand to activate him.
Aug 21 - 11:01 AM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday that David Freese's (finger) rehab is going "slowly, but it’s moving in the right direction."

Freese threw Tuesday without pressure on his broken finger and the hope is that he’ll be able to throw with pressure by the end of the week. He's already missed a month of action but finally does appear to be making some progress. It seems unlikely that Freese will return before September.
Aug 19 - 9:58 AM

David Freese (finger) is not yet ready to go on a rehab assignment, according to Angels manager Mike Scioscia.

Scioscia said Freese is making slow progress with his throwing program. He did take batting practice on Monday and said he felt "perfect," suggesting he may not be too far off from a rehab trip. Freese has been sidelined since July 23 after suffering a fracture of his right index finger.
Aug 12 - 6:35 PM

David Freese (finger) took batting practice on Monday.

Freese said that batting practice felt "perfect." He's recovering from a non-displaced fracture of the right index finger suffered in late July. While he's able to swing the bat, the third baseman is still unable to throw at 100%. He'll increase his efforts on that front this week. Said Freese, "We’re hoping somewhere around the weekend I’ll go to Salt Lake [for a rehab assignment]." On that timetable, he would likely return to the team in a week to 10 days. In the meantime, Conor Gillaspie will continue to man the hot corner.
Aug 11 - 11:18 AM

David Freese (finger) is not yet able to throw at 100 percent.

Freese had been hoping to rejoin the Angels' lineup this week, but it doesn't look like that will happen now. "He has to close that gap before we send him out on a rehab assignment," manager Mike Scioscia said. "He’s not gonna be able to help us until he can throw 100 percent." Conor Gillaspie will continue to fill in for the Halos at third base until Freese is ready.
Aug 9 - 10:54 AM

David Freese (finger) said Tuesday that he could return to the Angels' lineup by next week.

Freese did some light throwing and took swings off a tee on Tuesday without any issues. Conor Gillaspie has filled in nicely for Freese at third base, batting .286/.310/.536 with a homer and six RBI over seven contests.
Aug 4 - 8:03 PM

Angels placed 3B David Freese on the 15-day disabled list with a non-displaced fracture in his right index finger.

Freese suffered the injury Wednesday when he got hit in the hand by a Mike Pelfrey pitch. He's expected to miss at least three weeks. Kyle Kubitza has been recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake, though Taylor Featherston is starting at third base for the Angels in Thursday's series finale against the visiting Twins.
Jul 23 - 12:48 PM

David Freese was found to have a fracture in his right thumb after being hit by a pitch in Wednesday's game.

The Angels didn't give a timetable for his return, but 4-6 weeks is the likely starting point. They'll probably recall Kyle Kubitza to fill in at third base. The team's need for a bat just got a little more urgent, and it'd be great if that bat were able to fill in at third base and then slide into the outfield or the DH spot once Freese returns.
Jul 23 - 1:48 AM

David Freese left Wednesday's game against the Twins after being hit by a pitch on the right hand.

Freese was hit by a Mike Pelfrey pitch and was replaced by Taylor Featherston. Freese has twice in his career missed time after being hit on the hand or finger by a pitch, so it's certainly something to be concerned about. The Angels should provide more information on his injury following the game.
Jul 22 - 11:32 PM

David Freese finished 1-for-4 with a three-run home run, helping the Angels easily take game one of a doubleheader on Monday by an 11-1 margin.

Freese added unnecessary offense, as he clubbed a three-run home run in the fourth inning against Neil Ramirez to make it an 11-1 game. The third baseman last homered on June 16. Freese has 11 round-trippers on the year along with 42 RBI and a .240/.308/.401 triple-slash line.
Jul 20 - 8:29 PM

David Freese is not in the Angels starting lineup for Thursday's series opener against the Mariners.

It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the veteran third baseman. Taylor Featherston will start in his place and bat ninth against Felix Hernandez and the Mariners.
Jul 9 - 8:42 PM

David Freese is not in the Angels starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Athletics.

Just a routine day of rest for the veteran third baseman against opposing right-hander Jesse Hahn. Kyle Kubitza will start in his place and bat eighth for the Halos on Saturday.
Jun 20 - 2:10 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Carlos Perez
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Grant Green
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
2Kaleb Cowart
3Taylor Featherston
LF1David Murphy
2Shane Victorino
3Matt Joyce
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1David DeJesus
2C.J. Cron
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PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Garrett Richards
3C.J. Wilson
4Hector Santiago
5Andrew Heaney
6Matt Shoemaker
7Tyler Skaggs
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PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Trevor Gott
5Cesar Ramos
6Cory Rasmus
7Cam Bedrosian