David Freese breaks finger on HBP
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Los Angeles Angels third baseman David Freese left Friday night's 5-2 loss to the Texas Rangers with an injured middle finger on his right hand after getting hit by a pitch from Colby Lewis. Postgame X-rays revealed a small, non-displaced fracture.
There was no indication whether Freese would miss time or how long he would be out if he did.
Freese was up with a man on and two outs in the third inning when he tried to check his swing on the right-hander's 0-2 delivery and shook his arm in pain several times before going to first base. Ian Stewart replaced him when the Angels took the field for the fourth.
Freese is batting just .202 with two home runs and eight RBIs in 84 at-bats with the Angels, who acquired the 2011 World Series MVP in a multiplayer trade with St. Louis in November after he spent his first five big-league seasons with the Cardinals.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.