David Freese
1B/3B PIT
2 weeks ago

Freese is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Freese has assumed everyday first base duties while Starling Marte (back) has been on the shelf, but the corner infielder will get a day to rest Tuesday. Josh Bell will slide over to first base to cover for Freese, while Matt Joyce enters the starting lineup to fill the void in the outfield left by Bell's shift.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
2 weeks ago

Freese went 1-for-3 Friday and seems to be seeing the ball better after a protracted slump.

EDGE Analysis

He has five hits in his last 11 at-bats. Freese was hitting .167 (6-for-36) with no extra-base hits since signing his contract extension prior to Wednesday. His playing time isn't guaranteed when Starling Marte returns -- which pushes Josh Bell back to first base from the outfield -- but at least it looks like he's regained his hitting stroke.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
3 weeks ago

Freese is absent from the starting lineup Tuesday against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Freese has been less than impressive at the plate as of late, so he'll get his second day off in the past three games. Jung Ho Kang will man the hot corner in his stead.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
3 weeks ago

Freese is out of the lineup Sunday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Freese has gotten the call at the hot corner in five of the last six contests, but the veteran will rest in favor of the 24-year-old Adam Frazier for the afternoon contest.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
4 weeks ago

Freese is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

After starting the last three games at third base, Freese will give way to Sean Rodriguez on Wednesday. Rodriguez will bat seventh in the order against Cubs' right-hander Jason Hammel.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
1 month ago

Freese is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

He has been mired in a slump of late and the frustration boiled over Friday night, as Freese was visibly upset in the dugout after making an out. Manager Clint Hurdle will hit the reset button and give Freese a day to get his head together as Adam Frazier takes over at third base.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
1 month ago

Freese has three extra-base hits in August and is batting .171 (7-for-41) since August 13.

EDGE Analysis

A resurgent season recently led Pittsburgh to extend Freese for two more years, but he's fallen into a slump. Whether it's because he's playing too much or something else, the production has slipped. He was visibly upset in the dugout after one failed at-bat Friday. With Jung-Ho Kang (shoulder) out for at least another week, Freese will continue seeing ample opportunities.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
1 month ago

Freese, who didn't play Wednesday, has four hits and a homer in 10 at-bats against Thursday starter Wily Peralta.

EDGE Analysis

The infielder has six hits in his last 33 at-bats, likely leading to his day off Wednesday. Despite fewer plate appearances, Freese has already scored more runs (54) in 2016 than in any of his three prior campaigns.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
1 month ago

Freese is not in the lineup Wednesday against Houston.

EDGE Analysis

It looks like a routine day off for Freese, his first in more than a week. Sean Rodriguez will take over at third base, and he'll bat seventh against the Astros' Collin McHugh.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
1 month ago

Freese agreed to a two-year contract extension, which includes a club option for 2019, with the Pirates on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Freese has played well in his first season with the Pirates, posting a .792 OPS over 107 games, so the team decided to lock him up for at least another couple years. The Pirates have several options at the two positions Freese plays -- first base and third base -- so he may not have a regular starting spot at all times. However, with the extension in hand, expect him to continue seeing ample action at both spots.