News: Freese agreed to a one-year, $6.425 million deal with the Angels on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez reports.
Impact: Freese will once again get almost all the starts at third base for the Angels when healthy, but he is not very appealing from a fantasy perspective. He has only hit more than 10 home runs in one of his last four seasons, and he appears to have settled in as a true-talent .260 hitter over the past two seasons. However, perhaps he will be able to make marginal gains over his 2014 numbers now that he has one year of experience in the American League under his belt.
News: Stewart signed a minor-league contract with the Angels on Tuesday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: The deal doesn't include an invite to big-league spring training, as Stewart mostly languished at Triple-A Gwinnett last season, posting a 4.58 ERA and just 59 strikeouts over 106 innings. Now 28 years old, the former top prospect for the Blue Jays now looks to be nothing more than an organization depth arm.
News: A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that third baseman David Freese has avoided arbitration with the Los Angeles Angels, agreeing to a one-year deal for $6.425 million.
Impact: Freese batted .260 in his first season with the Angels, getting off to a weak start in his first AL season before finishing with 10 homers and 55 RBIs. He filled a long-standing hole at third base for the Angels, who finished with the majors' best record and won the AL West title.