Nate Freiman 1B OAK 4 days ago

Freiman said Friday that he has been feeling a lot better lately thanks to some aggressive treatment for his back strain, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Freiman's reported progress is encouraging, but he still is not taking part in any baseball activity and there is no timetable for him to begin doing so. The injury forced Freiman out of action after just one spring game, damaging his already slim hopes of making the Opening Day roster.

Nate Freiman 1B OAK 1 week ago

Freiman (back) is progressing slowly in his recovery, the Bay Area News Group's John Hickey reports.

The back strain was only supposed to sideline Freiman for two weeks, but we are now closing in on three weeks since he suffered the injury. He continues to progress, but it is going slower than expected.

Nate Freiman 1B OAK 4 weeks ago

Freiman has suffered a strained back muscle and could miss two weeks, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

Freiman entered 2015 hoping to nab a roster spot following the departure of Brandon Moss, but his inability to play anywhere but first base matched with the injury, which could hold him out two weeks, would likely be too much to overcome. He was on the outside looking in for a roster spot already, and it seems likely he will begin the season in the minors.

Nate Freiman 1B OAK 6 months ago

Freiman was removed from the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers, according to's Jane Lee.

Freiman was in the original lineup for the A's, but the Rangers scratched lefty Derek Holland (head) and are now starting righty Scott Baker, so A's manager Bob Melvin switched from a righty-heavy lineup to a lefty-heavy one. Freiman was replaced at first base by Stephen Vogt.

Nate Freiman 1B OAK 7 months ago

Freiman, who was recalled from Low-A Beloit on Tuesday, went 0-for-2 with a walk in the Athletics' loss to the Mariners.

Freiman spent the bulk of his time at Triple-A Sacramento this season, batting .284 and smacking 15 homers over 310 at-bats. He'll likely find himself at first base in the Oakland lineup in September whenever a left-hander is starting for the opposition.

Nate Freiman 1B OAK 7 months ago

Freiman was optioned to Low-A Beloit on Wednesday.

To clear a roster spot for Wednesday's starter Drew Pomeranz, the A's sent Freiman all the way down to Beloit, where he figures to play the rest of the week. During his most recent tenure with the big club, the 27-year-old Freiman went 6-for-21 with two doubles and three homers, and given Brandon Moss' struggles of late, he may very well return to a platoon at first base upon rejoining the A's.

Nate Freiman 1B OAK 7 months ago

Freiman went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Braves.

Even though the A's suffered through a three-game sweep at the hands of the Braves, Freiman is one Oakland player that likely does not wish to leave Atlanta. The towering 27-year-old slugger belted three homers in just seven combined at-bats between Friday and Sunday. Freiman has crushed left-handed pitching to the tune of a .719 slugging percentage so far this season.

Nate Freiman 1B OAK 8 months ago

Freiman hit a two-run homer on Friday night to account for all the A's scoring.

The homer was Freiman's first since he was recalled to the Majors on August 3rd. He has been used sparingly since his call-up with only 11 at-bats over 13 games. The homer on Friday could persuade the A's to start him again the next time they face a left-handed starter.

Nate Freiman 1B OAK 8 months ago

Athletics optioned 1B/DH Nate Freiman to Triple-A Sacramento.

Freiman has batted just .212/.257/.394 in the majors this season. He was sent out in order to make room for Alberto Callaspo's return from the DL.

Nate Freiman 1B OAK 9 months ago

Nate Freiman went 1-for-2 with a double and walk as the A's topped the Blue Jays 4-1 Thursday in a game played under official protest of Oakland skipper Bob Melvin.

The drama began in the second inning, when Anthony Gose grounded to Freiman with the bases loaded and one out. Freiman attempted to tag Munenori Kawasaki as he ran from first to second -- first-base umpire Vic Carapazza signaled a missed tag -- and then threw to Stephen Vogt for a force at home. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons won a challenge of the ruling that Kawasaki had been tagged, making Edwin Encarnacion safe at home since the force play no longer was in effect. Melvin lodged a formal complaint which was relayed up to the press box. Fortunately, the run didn't affect the outcome of the game.