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David Freese and Pirates agree to $3 million, 1-year deal
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David Freese and Pirates agree to $3 million, 1-year deal

Published Mar. 12, 2016 3:34 a.m. ET

BRADENTON, Fla. — Infielder David Freese and the Pittsburgh Pirates agreed Friday to a $3 million, one-year contract.

The 32-year-old, an All-Star with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012, hit .257 with 27 doubles, 14 homers and 56 RBIs last year with the Los Angeles Angels. He has a .276 career average with 68 homers and 348 RBIs for St. Louis (2009-13) and the Angels (2014-15).

Freese was MVP of the NL Championship Series and World Series in 2011, when he hit .397 with five homers and 21 RBIs during the postseason.

To clear a roster spot, the Pirates designated left-hander Jesse Biddle for assignment.

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