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Freese pulled from lineup with tightness in right quad

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DETROIT -- Angels third baseman David Freese was scratched from the lineup on Friday, hours before the series opener against the Tigers at Comerica Park.

Freese was still feeling the effects of a right quadriceps muscle that tightened up during his last at-bat on Wednesday, which preceded a Thursday off-day, but neither he nor manager Mike Scioscia deem it serious.

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DETROIT -- Angels third baseman David Freese was scratched from the lineup on Friday, hours before the series opener against the Tigers at Comerica Park.

Freese was still feeling the effects of a right quadriceps muscle that tightened up during his last at-bat on Wednesday, which preceded a Thursday off-day, but neither he nor manager Mike Scioscia deem it serious.

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Asked late Friday night if he'd be in the starting lineup for the Saturday afternoon game, the 30-year-old Freese wasn't sure. But he was available to pinch-hit during the Angels' eventual 11-6 win Friday night.

"I'll just get some treatment on it and see how it goes, see how I feel tomorrow," said Freese, who entered the road trip with the third-lowest OPS among qualifiers (.414).

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez.

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