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David Freese Signs One-Year Deal With Pirates



Free agent infielder David Freese can officially start focusing on the 2016 season as he signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday; the deal is set to be worth $3 million.

The thirty-two year old spent the last two seasons with the LA Angels. In 2015 he had a .257 batting average along with fourteen homers and 56 RBIs in 121 games.

Freese spent most of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals where he was named an All-Star as well as Most Valuable Player of the 2011 NLCS and World Series. That postseason he racked up five homers, 21 RBIs and hit .397 as he helped the Cards win the 2011 World Series.

To add Freese to the 40-man roster, the Pittsburgh Pirates had to designate LHP Jesse Biddlefor for assignment.

Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany

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