David Freese Agrees to One Year Deal with Dodgers Worth $4.5M

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After moving the deadline for team/player contract options from Wednesday at 9:00pm PT to Friday at 1:00pm PT, the Dodgers have officially come to terms with David Freese, inking the veteran infielder to a one year, $4.5M dollar deal.

The Dodgers acquired David Freese from the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 31st at the Waiver Trade Deadline, bolstering their lineup and adding a veteran presence to pair with the now-retired Chase Utley.

In Freese’s contract details, a team option was given to the Dodgers this offseason; pick up Freese’s one-year option at $6M dollars, or buy him out at $500K. The Dodgers decided to buy out his deal, paying Freese $500K before signing him for one year under a new contract. Freese’s deal between both the option and the signing will cost the Dodgers $5M dollars this year.

David Freese played a crucial part in the Dodgers’ postseason efforts, slashing out a stellar .389 average in the postseason with six RBIs and a pair of home runs to his credit. Freese also batted .385 in forty-seven regular season plate appearances for the Dodgers, showing fans just how great he can be in both regular season games, and when the pressure is on the postseason.


Arrick Joel has covered the Dodgers since 2017, and for Dodgers-LowDown since 2018. Follow @ArrickJoel and @DodgersLowDown on Twitter for more.