The Angels also acquired
Bourjos, one of the best defensive center fielders in baseball, was hitting .313 when he strained his hamstring on April 30, an injury that sidelined him for seven weeks. He returned on June 10 and bumped his average to .326 on June 29 before he broke a bone in his right wrist when he was hit by a pitch, an injury that sidelined him for 2½ more months.
Bourjos, 26, tried to return in mid-August, but he didn’t look right at the plate and lacked the strength to check his swing. He was shut down in early September and underwent surgery but is expected to be ready by
Freese, 30, had a down year offensively last season, hitting .262 with a .340 on-base percentage, .381 slugging percentage and nine home runs, and though he's considered a solid defender, he was often removed in the late innings for defensive purposes.
But Freese began 2013 on the disabled list because of a back strain, and the pain lingered throughout the season. He was a postseason hero in 2011, when he was selected most valuable player of the
The Angels traded third baseman