David Freese 3B PIT 1 week ago

Freese went 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored Monday against the Braves.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He played third base with Pittsburgh giving Jung-Ho Kang a night off. Because Atlanta is throwing righty Aaron Blair on Tuesday, look for Freese to return to the bench. Kang will likely get the nod at third and John Jaso at first. Freese has looked good in his two starts at first base, though Kang's return has cut into his overall playing time.

David Freese 3B PIT 2 weeks ago

Freese went 1-for-4 with his second homer of the year as the first baseman and leadoff hitter Wednesday against the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He was going to draw his first start of the year at first base (and in the leadoff spot) Tuesday, but the game was rained out, so he did so Wednesday instead. Freese has now appeared at first, second and third this year, and he should continue seeing semi-regular action as John Jaso's first-base platoon partner and Jung Ho Kang's third-base backup.

David Freese 3B PIT 2 weeks ago

Freese is in the lineup and leading off for Tuesday's game against the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This is the first time Freese will play first base, as well as leadoff for the Pirates. John Jaso will get the day off and the two could start splitting time at first base with the return of Jung Ho Kang at third base.

David Freese 3B PIT 2 weeks ago

Freese was retired as a pinch-hitter on Monday, bringing his average for this month down to .222.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Freese was a force offensively in the first month, hitting .293 with 15 runs scored. But the third baseman has started just one game of the last four thanks to the return of Jung Ho Kang. At-bats could be hard to come by for Freese while the rest of the Pirates infield is healthy.

David Freese 3B PIT 2 weeks ago

Freese isn't listed in the starting lineup Saturday against the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Manager Clint Hurdle will likely rest Jung-Ho Kang on Sunday, giving Freese an opportunity to play third base in front of the St. Louis fans. First base and possibly second base are both positions Freese might play in the future, but for now it appears his playing time will amount to two or three weekly starts.

David Freese 3B PIT 3 weeks ago

Freese is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Jung Ho Kang being activated from the disabled list, Freese will head to the bench for the time being. Kang is expected to rest once every three games, so Freese should get a decent amount of playing time still, although his value is certainly limited if Kang resumes as large of a role as he had last season.

David Freese 3B PIT 3 weeks ago

Freese played four innings at second base for the first time in his career Tuesday against the Cubs, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. "We're going to have to create some game opportunities for David," manager Clint Hurdle said. "I do think that's important that he could go at another spot."

Competitive Edge Analysis

Freese's playing time will take a hit when Jung-Ho Kang (knee) returns in the next week, so the team is looking for ways to keep him in the lineup. In 28 games, he's batting .291 with one homer and 11 RBI while almost exclusively hitting third in the order.

David Freese 3B PIT 3 weeks ago

Freese is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Sean Rodriguez will get the start at the hot corner Sunday in place of Freese with the Pirates facing Tim Adleman. Freese being out of the lineup Sunday may have more to do with the fact that he's played in each game this past week while Rodriguez has only gotten one start than it has to do with the matchup. Regardless, Freese figures to rejoin the lineup Monday against the Cubs.

David Freese 3B PIT 4 weeks ago

Freese hit his first home run, a solo shot, in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Freese had one of five Pirates home runs as Pittsburgh teed off at Coors Field. Freese has done just about everything this year but hit for power, as he now owns a solid-but-unspectacular .278/.374/.392 batting line.

David Freese 3B PIT 1 month ago

Freese went 3-for-5 with three doubles Sunday, reaching base five times -- he walked twice -- against Arizona.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He's batted third in the lineup for 17 of the 18 games he's played and would have more than five RBI if No. 2 hitter Andrew McCutchen was getting on base more frequently (.337 OBP). Freese was signed as insurance for Jung-Ho Kang but he's exceeded expectations and there's a decent chance he'll still see plenty of playing time between third base (Kang will be handled with kid glove care) and first base (platoon partner with John Jaso). Freese is 2-for-3 with a double against Monday starter Chad Bettis.