David Freese
1B/3B PIT
2 days ago

Freese is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Freese has just three hits this month (3-for-26) since returning from the disabled list, so he'll head to the bench to try and regather himself. Josh Harrison will slide over to third base for the contest, opening up a spot for Alen Hanson to start at second base.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
5 days ago

Freese went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk and two runs in Saturday's win over the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Freese launched his fourth bomb of the season to break a one-all tie in the fourth inning of a winning effort. This is just the second time in seven games that he's collected a hit since returning from the disabled list on May 12, but he's been a useful fantasy option with his current .273/.374/.468 slash line.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
1 week ago

Freese is out of the lineup Thursday against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Freese has started four of the last five games at third base, but has collected just one hit over that stretch, bringing his batting average down to .271. Josh Harrison will get the nod at the hot corner in his stead, while Alen Hanson mans the keystone.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
2 weeks ago

Freese is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Though he was able to start the Pirates' past two games after being activated from the disabled list Friday, Freese will get the day off ahead of Sunday's afternoon tilt against Robbie Ray the Diamondbacks. Josh Harrison will draw the start at third base.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
2 weeks ago

Freese went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in his return from the disabled list Friday.

EDGE Analysis

He played third base and was lifted in the sixth inning of a blowout loss. Freese, who missed the last three weeks with a hamstring injury, batted fifth behind Gregory Polanco with lefty Patrick Corbin on the mound. The infielder is 4-for-7 with two doubles against Saturday starter Taijuan Walker.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
2 weeks ago

Freese (hamstring) was activated from the 10-day DL on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The Pirates' lineup for Friday is still pending, but Freese will presumably reclaim his role as the starter at third base Friday, pushing Josh Harrison back to second base. Freese hit .321/.418/.536 with three homers and more walks (10) than strikeouts (8) in 18 games before suffering the hamstring injury.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
2 weeks ago

Freese (hamstring) has participated in full baseball activities since Monday and is nearing a return, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Clint Hurdle said that while Freese will not need a rehab assignment, the infielder won't be activated until he can play a complete game. "We've encouraged him to come back when he can play, play both sides of the ball, get in the box and fight and hit," Hurdle said. "I don't anticipate bringing him back in a bench role."

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
2 weeks ago

Manager Clint Hurdle announced Tuesday that Freese (hamstring) will not require a rehab assignment prior to rejoining the Pirates, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Freese ran the bases and took batting practice Tuesday and will do some additional running Wednesday in Los Angeles. Though an exact return date has yet to be announced, it appears that the veteran third baseman will be back in action sooner than later.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
3 weeks ago

Freese (hamstring) isn't ready to return from the disabled list, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

"He's playing catch, he's hitting and he is jogging to date," head trainer Todd Tomczyk said. The trainer added that his rehab is behind that of Adam Frazier's (hamstring) and Frazier isn't expected back for at least a couple days.

David Freese
1B/3B PIT
4 weeks ago

Freese (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

Freese has missed the last three games with the injury and it doesn't appear to be improving quick enough for the team's liking. The veteran third baseman will take some time to get back to full health, meaning Josh Harrison will likely continue seeing time at the hot corner while the Pirates shuffle options at second base. Outfielder Danny Ortiz was called up in a corresponding move to provide bench additional depth.