Nate Freiman 1B/DH OAK 20 Days

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.

Nate Freiman 1B/DH OAK 24 Days

Nate Freiman went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

With the A's having just tied the game at 1-1 in the sixth inning, Freiman blasted a three-run off of Andrew Heaney and it turned out to be just enough for the A's, who won 4-3. Not a bad season debut for the 27-year-old. The Athletics should give him plenty of opportunities to face left-handed pitching while he's up.

Nate Freiman 1B/DH OAK 25 Days

Athletics recalled 1B/DH Nate Freiman from Triple-A Sacramento.

He's starting at first base and batting fifth on Sunday against lefty Andrew Heaney. Freiman is a career .304/.352/.453 hitter versus southpaws and will see plenty of time against them while he's up.

Nate Freiman 1B/DH OAK 4 Months

Athletics optioned INF Nate Freiman to Triple-A Sacramento.

The 27-year-old did a nice job in a platoon role with the A's in 2013, slashing .274/.327/.389 with four homers and 24 RBI. He'll get another shot in Oakland at some point during the 2014 campaign.

Nate Freiman 1B/DH OAK 10 Months

Nate Freiman grounded out as a pinch-hitter in Saturday's loss to the Mariners.

Freiman hadn't been available even off the bench for nearly two weeks due to an abdominal strain. He's apparently feeling better, though, and should crack the A's ALDS roster.

Nate Freiman 1B/DH OAK 10 Months

Nate Freiman (abdomen) will take batting practice before Friday's game against the Mariners, and if all goes well he'll be available off the bench.

Freiman has been nursing a strained muscle in his abdomen, but has made significant progress in recent days and it looks increasingly likely he'll return before the end of the regular season.

Nate Freiman 1B/DH OAK 10 Months

Nate Freiman (abdomen) will hit off a tee and do soft-toss Tuesday.

If that goes well, he could hit in the batting cage on Wednesday or Friday. Freiman is nursing a strained muscle in his abdomen and isn't a lock to return this season.

Nate Freiman 1B/DH OAK 10 Months

Nate Freiman is expected to miss the next few games as he's dealing with a strained muscle in his abdomen.

The rookie first baseman has done a very nice job in a platoon role with the A's this season, slashing .275/.329/.392 with 10 homers and 24 RBI in his 189 at-bats, primarily against left-handers. Look for him to return to the lineup early next week.

Nate Freiman 1B/DH OAK 11 Months

Nate Freiman went 4-for-4 with a homer and four RBI in Thursday's win over the Astros.

Freiman drove in a pair with a double in the first and added two more RBI with a two-run shot in the third. He's quietly had a solid year in a niche role with the A's as a lefty masher. The rookie is batting .319 with three homers and eight doubles over 129 plate appearances against southpaws.

Nate Freiman 1B/DH OAK Jun 13 '13

Nate Freiman delivered a walk-off RBI single against Mariano Rivera in the 18th inning of Thursday's game against the Yankees.

The two clubs went from the top of the third to the top of the 18th without scoring any runs, but the A's finally put an end to things in the 18th. After Preston Claiborne allowed a one-out single, Rivera gave up two broken-bat singles sandwiched around an intentional walk. Freiman's walk-off hit came against a tough righty, but nearly all of his production this season has been against lefties, as he's sporting a .338/.395/.515 batting line against them.