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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 had a two-run homer and an RBI double against the Blue Jays on Thursday.
Freese had been 0-for-6 against R.A. Dickey and his knuckleball in his career, but he got a hold of a couple tonight. He's hit three homers in six games, and he's up to eight for the season. Less impressive are his .233 average and 37/9 K/BB ratio in 150 at-bats. May 21 - 9:46 PM

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David Freese will serve as the designated hitter Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

Freese gets a bit of a rest this way while Taylor Featherson will start at third base. Matt Joyce is starting in left field while Chris Iannetta behind the plate after a big game on Monday. Kole Calhoun remains in the cleanup spot.

David Freese homered in the ninth inning in a failed attempt at a comeback in Monday's loss to the Mariners.

Freese was 0-for-2 with a walk coming into the at-bat against Fernando Rodney. He drove a Rodney offering over the fence in centerfield to reduce the Angels' deficit to 3-2. The third baseman has five home runs already after hitting 10 total throughout the 2014 season. Freese also has 19 RBI and a mediocre .220/.262/.420 triple-slash line.
May 5 - 12:53 AM

David Freese hit his fourth homer versus the Rangers in Friday's win.

It was a two-run shot off Keone Kela. Freese had just 10 homers in 134 games last year and nine in 138 games in 2013, so this has been quite the early outburst from him. We still wouldn't suggest picking him up in mixed leagues.
Apr 25 - 1:14 AM

David Freese walked and hit a two-run home run in five plate appearances as the Angels topped the Rangers on Monday.

Freese clubbed a two-run home run off of Ross Detwiler in the fifth inning to break a 3-3 tie. The third baseman has the power stroke early, now sitting on three home runs despite a .222 average. Freese hit only 10 round-trippers last season.
Apr 13 - 11:44 PM

David Freese's two-run home run was the only offense in Tuesday's 2-0 victory over the Mariners.

Freese took James Paxton yard in the fourth inning to break a scoreless tie and neither team scored afterwards. After hitting 20 homers in 2012 with the Cardinals, he hit only nine and 10 in the most recent two seasons. Freese turns 32 at the end of April, but a power resurgence isn't out of the question.
Apr 8 - 12:31 AM

David Freese launched a two-run homer off Barry Zito as the Angels fell to the Athletics in a slugfest during Tuesday's Cactus League tilt.

Freese's blast was one of three long balls off the veteran southpaw in the third inning, joined by Kole Calhoun and Collin Cowgill. He finished the afternoon 1-for-2, raising his spring average to .326 (14-for-43). A forgotten man in most mixed league drafts, Freese could return a tidy profit as a reserve round selection hitting in the middle of the Angels lineup.
Mar 31 - 10:36 PM

David Freese (elbow) is back in the Angels' lineup Sunday.

Freese hadn't played since suffering a hyperextended left elbow during a collision in Wednesday's game. He's batting .282 with a homer and seven RBI in 14 games this spring and will be fine for Opening Day.
Mar 29 - 11:03 AM

David Freese (elbow) is expected to return to action on Saturday.

Freese suffered a hyperextended left elbow during a collision in Wednesday's game and is taking a couple days off as a precaution. He's batting .282 with a homer and seven RBI in 14 games this spring.
Mar 27 - 1:53 PM

David Freese will be out for the next couple of days with a hyperextended left elbow.

Freese suffered the injury Wednesday in a collision. He told reporters that he's not concerned about it affecting his readiness for the Angels' season-opener. The third baseman is 11-for-39 (.282) with a homer and seven RBI in 14 games this spring.
Mar 26 - 3:45 PM

David Freese went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, but the Angels were defeated by the White Sox on Sunday.

Freese took John Danks yard in the first inning, then brought in another run with a third-inning ground out. They were the only three runs the Angels scored. Freese was decent last season, but the Angels are hoping the 31-year-old can do better than a .704 OPS with 10 home runs.
Mar 15 - 7:48 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday that David Freese (ankle) should have no restrictions this spring.

Freese required minor surgery on his left ankle during the offseason, but it's not a concern going into spring training. The 31-year-old .260/.321/.383 with 10 home runs and 55 RBI last season and will serve as the Angels' primary third baseman again in 2015.
Feb 19 - 5:08 PM

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

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. MLBTradeRumors.com 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Carlos Perez
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
LF1Matt Joyce
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1Marc Krauss
2Grant Green
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Matt Shoemaker
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Mike Morin
4Fernando Salas
5Cory Rasmus
6Cesar Ramos
7Vinnie Pestano
8Cam Bedrosian