David Freese 3B/DH LAA 1 week ago

Los Angeles Angels third baseman David Freese was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a hand injury, according to Scout.com. Freese fractured his right index finger when he was hit by a pitch during Wednesday's game against the Minnesoa Twins and will be out until at least Aug. 7 as he recovers. The 32-year-old, who fractured a different finger in May and missed 18 days, expects a similar timetable for his latest injury. "After that, it's just about me toughing it out, pain tolerance," Freese said. "It's kind of similar to last year. You want to be in the lineup. I'll just be a good cheerleader, come in wearing a big smile and be ready to go when I'm ready." Taylor Featherston replaced Freese during Wednesday's game, and prospects Kyle Kubitza and Kaleb Cowart are candidates to be called up to help fill the void.

David Freese 3B/DH LAA 3 weeks ago

Freese is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mariners.

There has been nothing to suggest this is anything more than a routine day off for the 32-year-old following eight straight starts. Freese has hit safely in seven straight games, giving him a .391 average so far in July, but he has failed to record an extra-base hit over that span. Taylor Featherston will man third base and bat eighth.

David Freese 3B/DH LAA 1 month ago

Freese is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Astros.

Freese seems slated for just a scheduled day of rest Wednesday, though it's been just three games since his last. He's not jumping off the stat sheet, which could play into his increasing absences, but he likely remains the everyday third baseman at this point. Kyle Kubitza will start at third base in his place Wednesday, and he'll bat ninth for the Angels.

David Freese 3B/DH LAA 1 month ago

Freese is out of the lineup Saturday against Oakland.

Freese is out of the lineup Saturday for just the third time all season. The Angels will slot the left-handed hitting Kyle Kubitza in Freese's place against the right-handed Jesse Hahn.

David Freese 3B/DH LAA 1 month ago

Freese went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in a win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Freese has excelled in June, tallying a .907 OPS with two home runs and six RBI in 41 at-bats. He is now on pace for 25 home runs and 83 RBI this season.

David Freese 3B/DH LAA 2 months ago

Freese (hamstring) is back in the lineup Saturday, playing third base and hitting fifth.

He missed two games with a minor hamstring issue, but should return to seeing the bulk of the at-bats at third base. Kyle Kubitza, who is the organization's third baseman of the future, may get a couple starts per week if he is kept up in the majors, but Freese has probably done enough this season to still be treated like the starter.

David Freese 3B/DH LAA 2 months ago

Freese (hamstring) is out of the lineup Friday.

This will be the second game in a row that Freese misses with the hamstring issue. Prospect Kyle Kubitza will get the start at third base and hit ninth Friday. Freese is still considered day-to-day.

David Freese 3B/DH LAA 2 months ago

Freese (hamstring) remains out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rays.

Freese exited Tuesday's game late with right hamstring injury, and will now miss his second straight game as a result. Kyle Kubitza will start at third base in his place again Thursday, batting ninth for the Angels.

David Freese 3B/DH LAA 2 months ago

Freese is out of the lineup Wednesday against Tampa Bay.

Freese exited Tuesday's game with hamstring tightness and will get the day off Wednesday. There's still no indication that Freese's injury will require a DL stint, but the Angels recalled Kyle Kubitza to take his place at third.

David Freese 3B/DH LAA 2 months ago

Freese left Tuesday's game with a tight right hamstring, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

Freese finished 1-for-4 with a RBI in Tuesday's game. He said his hamstring has been "grabbing" a bit lately, but does not envision a DL stint. Consider him day-to-day for now. Taylor Featherston is an option to start at third base if Freese needs a couple days off.