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David Freese | Third Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/28/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Angels and 3B David Freese avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.425 million contract.
Freese asked for $7.6 million and was offered $5.25 million from the Angels when arbitration figures were exchanged on January 16. The two sides found the midpoint. Freese batted just .260/.321/.383 in 2014 for Anaheim, but he'll open the 2015 season as the club's starting third baseman. He can become a free agent next fall. Jan 28 - 5:04 PM

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David Freese requested $7.6 million and was offered $5.25 million from the Angels when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

It's one of the larger gaps between player and team for arbitration-eligible players. projects Freese to earn $6.3 million through the process, which is closer to the Angels figure than the former World Series MVP. Freese hit a disappointing .260/.321/.383 with 10 homers and 55 RBI in 2014.
Jan 16 - 8:39 PM

The Angels are expected to tender a contract to David Freese before Tuesday night's deadline.

Freese batted just .260/.321/.383 with 10 home runs and 55 RBI in 134 games this past season for Anaheim while earning $5.05 million. The 31-year-old third baseman could command something close to $7 million in 2015 -- his final year of salary arbitration.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 03:20:00 PM

David Freese belted a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Royals.

Freese's blast in the fifth inning off of Jason Vargas tied things up for the Halos, but they eventually fell in extra innings. The longball was Freese's eighth in 49 career postseason contests. Iannetta also had a solo shot for the Angels, but those were their only two tallies of the night.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 01:14:00 AM

David Freese (back) returned to the Angels lineup on Friday, going 1-for-4 in a loss to the Mariners.

Freese had been sidelined since Monday due to minor tightness in his mid-back. The issue is believed to be minor, and his absence was for precautionary reasons to get him healthy for the postseason.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 04:59:00 AM

David Freese (back) remained out of the Angels' lineup Wednesday.

Freese is nursing some mid-back tightness. It's viewed as a minor injury, but the Angels are understandably playing it safe. Luis Jimenez is at third base Wednesday.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 01:03:00 PM

David Freese is not in Tuesday's lineup due to minor mid-back tightness.

It's not seen as a big deal, so expect Freese to be back in there in a day or two. Gordon Beckham is at third base Tuesday.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 07:10:00 PM

David Freese went hitless in a sixth straight start Wednesday against the Astros.

Freese has one RBI in three weeks, so he's due to keep losing playing time to Gordon Beckham as long as Beckham continues to produce. He's the weaker defender anyway.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 02:33:00 AM

David Freese had a double in three at-bats in his return to action Thursday.

Freese didn't start Wednesday because of a sore patellar tendon, but it's not expected to be an issue going forward. He's hitting just .253/.320/.356 for the season but has been much better since the beginning of June.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 04:18:00 AM

David Freese is out of the Angels' starting lineup on Wednesday due to a sore patellar tendon.

Freese is dealing with some soreness, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he could be available to pinch hit in the game. It doesn't appear to be the type of thing that will cause him to miss much significant time. John McDonald started at third base Wednesday in his absence.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 07:17:00 PM

David Freese committed a ninth inning throwing error to allow the Dodgers to come away with a 5-4 win over the Angels on Tuesday.

The error was Freese's second of the night. He was throwing home on an Andre Ethier grounder, trying to nab Juan Uribe at the plate, but catcher Chris Iannetta couldn't handle the throw. Freese was 1-for-4 in the game and is slashing just .251/.320/.350 on the season.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 02:08:00 AM

David Freese hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning to lead the Angels to a 2-1 win over the Tigers on Sunday.

Freese connected on a Joba Chamberlain pitch for his sixth home run of the year. It was his only hit in three at-bats on the day. The third baseman has improved his numbers with a strong July but is batting just .245/.321/.350 overall.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 08:23:00 PM

David Freese belted a solo homer and drew a walk in Saturday's extra-innings loss to the Mariners.

Freese's solo blast off of Dominic Leone in the 12th inning cut the Seattle lead to one, but that's as close as the Halos got. Rather quietly, Freese is hitting .348/.405/.591 with three homers, seven doubles and 16 RBI over his last 20 games. His season line is still sitting at just .255/.328/.357, but he's worth using in deeper mixed formats while he's hot.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 09:03:00 AM

David Freese is back in the Angels' lineup Monday.

Freese sat out Sunday's contest with a bruised left shin, but he's fine. The third baseman has heated up of late, batting .417/.462/.750 with a couple homers over his last 11 contests.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 10:00:00 PM

David Freese is not in Sunday's lineup due to a bruised left shin.

The good news is that he's available to pinch-hit and is expected back in the lineup in a day or two. John McDonald is at third base Sunday in Freese's place.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 01:53:00 PM

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