Freese hit by pitch, breaks finger

Freese hit by pitch, breaks finger

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ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 02: ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 02 : David Freese #6 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is checked by trainer Adam Nevala after being hit by a pitch in the hand in the third inning against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California. Freese later left the game. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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by Elizabeth Eisele / BaseballStL | @elizabetheisele

KMOV.com

Posted on May 3, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Updated Saturday, May 3 at 12:37 PM

(BaseballStL) – Angels third baseman David Freese suffered an injury to his hand after being hit by a pitch during Friday night’s game against the Texas Rangers.

On an 0-2 count, Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis hit Freese’s right hand, his top hand on his bat. Freese stayed in the game to run the bases, but was taken out and replaced with Ian Stewart.

Click here for a gif of the hit by pitch

Following the game, X-rays revealed a small, non-displaced fracture. The Angels also tweeted out that Freese would be evaluated Saturday, but no other information has been released yet.

The former World Series MVP is no stranger to injuries as he was hit by a pitch during the 2011 season that fractured his left hand. He missed 51 games during that season after having missed 70 games in 2010 due to ankle problems.

After being traded prior to the 2014 season, Freese is hitting just .202 with 2 home runs and 8 RBIs and 27 strike outs with the Angels.

Some information in this story was provided by The Associated Press

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