The Los Angeles third baseman left the game in the fourth inning after a fastball from pitcher Mike Pelfrey connected with Freese's throwing hand.
Freese suffered an injury to the middle finger on the same hand in May of last year causing him to miss 18 games, and told reporters he is hoping for a similarly quick recovery from this setback.
“I don't like talking timelines with injuries, but if it's about the same, it's positive,” said Freese, who will keep the splint on his index finger for two weeks. "I'm not sure yet, though.”
The Angels also pulled outfielder Daniel Robertson from the game following the sixth inning after he ran into the outfield wall to make a catch in the bottom of the fourth inning. Robertson will get an X-ray on his sore trapezius on Thursday, but told reporters he does not expect to miss any time due to the injury.
Despite the early exits from two starters, the Angels were able to get their seventh straight win with a 5–2 victory over Minnesota.