OUTDavid Freese
1B/3B PIT
2 months ago

Freese is dealing with left leg discomfort and is not in Sunday's starting lineup.

EDGE Analysis

Speaking on his weekly radio show, GM Neal Huntington said that Freese would be fine long-term and that he could play if the team still had playoff hopes. Pittsburgh signed Freese to a two-year extension in August.

OUTDavid Freese
1B/3B PIT
3 months 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.

OUTDavid Freese
1B/3B PIT
3 months 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.

OUTDavid Freese
1B/3B PIT
3 months 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.

OUTDavid Freese
1B/3B PIT
3 months 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.

OUTDavid Freese
1B/3B PIT
3 months 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.

OUTDavid Freese
1B/3B PIT
3 months 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.

OUTDavid Freese
1B/3B PIT
3 months 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.

OUTDavid Freese
1B/3B PIT
3 months 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.

OUTDavid Freese
1B/3B PIT
3 months 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.