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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.