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Report: Dodgers re-sign David Freese to one-year, $5 million deal

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Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Dodgers have signed infielder David Freese to a one-year, $5 million deal. $500,000 of that covers the buyout of the remainder of his previous deal.

Freese, 35, came over to the Dodgers from the Pirates on August 31 and played quite well. After batting .282/.336/.444 during the regular season with the Pirates, Freese hit .385/.489/.641 in 19 games down the stretch for the Dodgers, facing mostly left-handed pitching. Though the Dodgers faltered in the World Series, Freese continued to hit, slugging a triple and a home run in five games.

Freese plays both first and third base and will be used there as opportunities present themselves next season.

White Sox slugger Jiménez sidelined with bruised foot

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CHICAGO — Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has a sprained right foot, likely sidelining the slugger for a pivotal season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs.

The White Sox had dropped a season-high five in a row heading into the weekend set, falling out of first place in the AL Central. They are hoping to get back on track heading into their playoff appearance since 2008, but the health of Jimenez is a concern.

Jimenez, who is batting .296 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs, was injured sliding across home in the seventh inning of Chicago’s 5-4 loss at Cleveland on Thursday. Manager Rick Renteria said the 23-year-old left fielder will need “to be off his feet” for a few days.

“There’s inflammation in there and they want to calm it down” Renteria said. “We’ll know more in a few days.”

The White Sox trailed the first-place Twins by a game heading into the series with the Cubs. They are just one ahead of the third-place Indians. The AL postseason begins on Tuesday.