David Freese
1B/3B PIT
1 day 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
2 days 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
4 days 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.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
6 days ago

Freese went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

He took Marlins starter Tom Koehler deep in the fourth for his 12th round-tripper of the season, plating Gregory Polanco in the process. The 33-year-old is enjoying a resurgent month, slashing .304/.396/.457 with two homers and six RBI over 46 August at-bats.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
1 week ago

Freese is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Jung Ho Kang will get the nod to start at the hot corner, so David Freese will head to the bench for Tuesday's contest against Jeff Samardzija and the Giants. Freese has been fantastic at the plate recently, having gone 9-for-25 over the last seven games.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
2 weeks ago

Freese went 2-for-4 with two RBI and scored a run in Thursday's win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

With Jung Ho Kang struggling and a lefty starter on the mound, manager Clint Hurdle elected to use Sean Rodriguez at first base and keep Freese at third. It was the right call, as the veteran finished off a fine series against the Padres, going 5-for-11 over the three-game set. Freese continues to prove his value and is now hitting .283/.363/.450 with 45 RBI and 51 runs through 98 games. He's on pace to have one of the best seasons of his eight-year career.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
2 weeks ago

Freese (elbow) is in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

After sitting out Sunday's game with a sore elbow, Freese will return to the hot corner and bat fifth Tuesday night. Freese has struggled at the plate since the All-Star break, as he's posted a .209/.288/.321 over 16 games.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
3 weeks ago

Freese (elbow) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Freese had to be lifted from Saturday's contest due to elbow discomfort, and it doesn't look like he'll be available Sunday as the Pirates attempt to go for the sweep. Jung Ho Kang will continue to see reps at third base until Freese is ready to return.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
3 weeks ago

Freese left Saturday night's game with left-elbow discomfort.

EDGE Analysis

Freese, who went 0-for-2 before leaving in the seventh inning, was replaced by Jung Ho Kang.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
1 month ago

Freese could start Wednesday against starter James Paxton, against whom he's batting .294 (5-for-17) with a double and two home runs.

EDGE Analysis

He only has five hits in his last 36 at-bats but is still slashing .279/.358/.449 in 158 at-bats. Freese will become a free agent following the season, so there's a small chance he could be on the move if the Pirates become sellers at the trade deadline.