David Freese RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pirates sign third baseman David Freese to one-year deal

    CBS Sports "The Pirates on Friday announced that they've signed free agent third baseman David Freese. Rob Biertempfel tweets that the one-year deal will be worth $3 million. Freese, who turns 33 next month, is coming off a 2015 season for the Angels in which he batted .257/.323/.420 (109 OPS+) with 14..." March 11

  • It's apparently a Golden Age of third basemen, and David Freese is getting hosed

    SB Nation "David Freese was a World Series hero just a few minutes ago. And it's not like he was the random, temporary kind of postseason hero that October likes to jab in your eye: he was a young player, and getting better. The season after he was a postseason hero, he was an All-Star, hitting 20 home runs...." February 24

  • Angels, David Freese making progress on a new deal

    CBS Sports "The Angels are said to be making some progress to bring back David Freese, a solid third baseman with a penchant for the big hit. Freese has made sense from the start for them, and the sides have been in touch ever since the team decided not to extend him the $15.8-million qualifying offer." December 04

  • Freese said " a lot of things have to happen on both sides" to remain with Angels

    Orange County Register "Sunday was a strange day for David Freese on two levels. First, he’s not used to missing the playoffs. It was the first time since 2010 that Freese, who used to play for the St. Louis Cardinals, had seen his season end after 162 games. Second, he’s now going into the unknown that is free..." October 05

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    #Angels 3B David Freese will begin minor league rehab assignment Sunday at triple-A Salt Lake.

  • David Freese relieved he's no longer going 'backward'

    Orange County Register "David Freese thought he was going to be back more than a week ago. Instead, he’s excited about almost being able to go on a rehab assignment. “It’s more than frustrating,” Freese said Thursday. “Regardless of if you are helping the team or not, you at least want to have a shot at doing so...." August 21

  • Freese injury opens door for Angels prospect Cowart

    Covers.com "David Freese's slow recovery from a broken right index finger has given Kaleb Cowart the chance to try to make an impression at third base for the Los Angeles Angels. Cowart, who made his major-league debut Tuesday night, struck out three times in all three plate appearances during Wednesday..." August 20

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    Initial X-rays show a fracture on #Angels 3B David Freese's right thumb, so he's going to be out for a while.

  • Angels David Freese leaves game with tight hamstring

    Orange County Register "David Freese, who came out of the Angels' game in the seventh inning on Tuesday with a tight right hamstring, said doesn't think it will require a trip to the disabled list. "My hamstring has been grabbing a little bit lately," Freese said. "Something I’m managing. We’ll see how it is tomorrow...." June 10

  • Angels Avoid Arbitration With David Freese

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have avoided arbitration with third baseman David Freese, Mike Perchick of WAPT tweets. Freese will earn $6.425MM in his final season of arbitration eligibility, MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez reports on Twitter. That settlement amount represents the exact mid-point between the player and..." January 28

  • Angels to make decisions on David Freese, Gordon Beckham by Tuesday

    Los Angeles Times "The Angels are expected to tender David Freese a 2015 contract before Tuesday’s 9 p.m. PST deadline, a move that would put the veteran third baseman in line for a salary of about $6.3 million in arbitration next season. The team is not expected to make a similar tender offer to Gordon Beckham,..." December 02

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    Word out of Salt Lake is that #Angels 3B David Freese is expected to be activated for Tuesday night's game against #Astros.

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Freese has a small, non-displaced fracture on his right middle finger. Day to day for now.

  • Freese exits after getting hit by pitch

    MLB.com "David Freese suffered a small, non-displaced fracture in his right middle finger on a hit by pitch on Friday night, a postgame X-ray confirmed. Speaking after the Angels' 5-2 loss, the veteran third baseman was hopeful of avoiding a stint on the disabled list, but it'll hinge largely on how he..." May 03

  • Cardinals trade David Freese to Angels for Peter Bourjos

    Hardball Talk "Well, that progressed from rumor to trade in a hurry. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Angels have traded center fielder Peter Bourjos to the Cardinals for third baseman David Freese. Obviously the Angels are betting that Freese will bounce back following a down 2013 and the..." November 22

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Heard the #StlCards like Peter Bourjos. If deal goes down for Freese, he could be the guy. #Angels

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #STLCards, #Angels have discussed a trade that would send 3B David Freese to Anaheim.

  • Yankees discuss potential trade for Cardinals’ David Freese

    New York Daily News "The Yankees are preparing for 2014 as though they will have Alex Rodriguez on the roster, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t making other plans at third base. According to a source, the Yankees have discussed a potential trade for Cardinals third baseman David Freese. It’s unclear what St. Louis..." November 14

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Source: Yankees talking about a trade for Cardinals 3B David Freese. Story to follow soon.

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    #STLCards David Freese exited the game with right calf tightness per press box announcement.

  • Cards' Freese hopes to be available for Game 4 of the NLCS

    MLB.com "Cardinals third baseman David Freese was forced to leave Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Monday night after feeling tightness in his right calf and his availability for Game 4 is in question. Freese felt the calf tighten when he swung at a 1-0 pitch in the fifth inning. St...." October 15

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    Bernie Miklasz @miklasz

    Freese is in lineup. Only change Descalso at SS.

  • Cardinals 3B leaves Game 3 of NLCS after hurting ankle

    SB Nation "David Freese was replaced by Daniel Descalso after tweaking his ankle in the fifth inning. St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese left in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers with an apparent ankle injury. Replays..." October 14

  • Freese 'not heading in a good direction'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is hoping some days off will be a good thing for struggling third baseman David Freese, who was hitless in 16 at-bats after Monday night. He was given Tuesday off and, Matheny said, possibly today as well. “Right now he’s just not seeing the ball,” Matheny..." May 01

  • Cards' David Freese gets day off, possibly more

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Mired in a slump that has seen his average drop to .163, David Freese is not in the Cardinals' lineup tonight, and manager Mike Matheny said he could receive multiple days of rest as he seeks an answer. Matheny admitted that the strategy of letting his third baseman play through his struggles..." April 30

  • Freese's slow start 'aggravating'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals third baseman David Freese, whose spring training was disjointed by his having to battle a lower back issue, hasn’t been good so far, hitting .200 with one RBI and six strikeouts in his first 20 at-bats. “Since the end of February, I haven’t had that many consistent at-bats,” said..." April 18

  • Freese set for home opener

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As scheduled, third baseman David Freese is expected to join the Cardinals in St. Louis for today’s opener at Busch Stadium and will be activated for this afternoon’s game against the Reds. Freese completed his rehab assignment Sunday with Class AAA Memphis. He played nine innings in the field,..." April 08

  • Matheny cautious with David Freese

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals manager Mike Matheny struck a new note of caution with third baseman David Freese, acknowledging Tuesday that the schedule of games in Jupiter, Fla., may not allow Freese enough time to be ready for the home opener Monday at Busch Stadium. Freese remained back at the Cardinals’ spring..." April 03

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    St. Louis Cardinals @

    David Freese is scheduled to begin his injury rehabilitation assignment tomorrow with the Memphis Redbirds.

  • Freese slated to play games in Florida this weekend

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "While the Cardinals are opening their season here tonight and then moving to San Francisco later in the week, injured third baseman David Freese is preparing to open his season _ but about 2,500 miles away. Freese, on the 15-day disabled list because of lower back discomfort suffered when he..." April 01

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    Derrick Goold @

    cardinals will DL David Freese to start season. Ryan Jackson returning to major-league roster.

  • David Freese to begin season on DL; Ryan Jackson to make club

    MLB.com "Due to a lingering back injury, David Freese will begin the season on the disabled list, the Cardinals announced on Tuesday. The news comes one days after Freese characterized being ready by Opening Day next Monday as a “possibility.” An MRI on Monday identified inflammation in Freese’s lower..." March 26

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    Derrick Goold @

    Cardinals GM Mozeliak on Freese: club is encouraged, 3B will receive anti-inflammatory injection, "opening day not ruled out."

  • Opening day for Freese 'not ruled out'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The initial read on an MRI taken of third baseman David Freese's back and how the infielder is feeling this morning has the Cardinals "encouraged" just a day after uncertainty reigned. General manager John Mozeliak used that word to describe the reaction to Freese's improvement and the picture..." March 25

  • Freese to have ailing back examined

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals third baseman David Freese, who injured his lower back and tailbone when he tumbled in the dugout area while chasing a foul ball on March 4, will have a Magnetic Resonance Imaging exam Monday morning to address the lower back discomfort which caused him to be a late lineup scratch..." March 24

  • David Freese returns to the lineup

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals are still without their two remaining WBCers — both of them All-Stars — as the club heads north this morning to face the New York Mets, but the lineup that will take the field could be one manager Mike Matheny writes at times this season. David Freese (back) returns to third base..." March 21

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    Jenifer Langosch @

    STL Cards targeting Thursday as the day David Freese returns to the lineup. Freese (bruised tailbone) is participating in morning workouts.

  • Sore back puts Freese back on sidelines

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals third baseman David Freese expects to miss several more days as he deals with continuing discomfort in his back related to his tumble into the stands on March 4. Freese chased a popup toward the seats and fell when the gate separating the field from the seats gave way. He bruised his..." March 17

  • Freese sidelined by back discomfort

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals third baseman David Freese still is compromised by the hard fall he took in the dugout area while he was chasing a foul ball nearly two weeks ago. Freese missed his second straight exhibition game today, limited to playing catch as the team medical staff tries to ease the back..." March 16

  • Freese eager to become a leader

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When David Freese says he is comfortable with where he’s at, one assumes the Cardinals third baseman is speaking beyond an almost empty clubhouse where he sits following a morning workout and a taping session with ESPN. The network asked for 15 minutes but took two hours. Still, Freese emerges..." March 03

  • David Freese contract: Free agency will be an awkward fit for the St. Louis Cardinals' postseason hero

    Viva El Birdos "David Freese will be 30 in 2013, and a free agent in 2016. That's the most important part of the news that the St. Louis Cardinals signed him to a one-year deal worth $3 million on Friday, and it's the most important fact of his major league career: David Freese started late, and he's going to pay..." February 10

  • Freese, Cardinals reach agreement

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "If Friday’s agreement on a one-year contract to avoid an arbitration hearing proves to be a steppingstone to something longer in the future, Cardinals third baseman David Freese knows there’s more to it than just negotiations. “Going through the arbitration process you learn what it means to..." February 09

  • Cards sign Freese to one-year deal

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals and 2011 World Series MVP David Freese have agreed to a one-year deal to avoid arbitration, an official confirmed. The deal, which will be announced this afternoon, means that all of the Cardinals' arbitration-eligible players have signed. "We're happy to have all of our..." February 08

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