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David Freese | Third Baseman | #23

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/28/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Alabama
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 9 (0) / SD
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David Freese was ejected from Monday's game against the Braves for arguing a called third strike in the fourth inning.
His manager, Clint Hurdle, was also given the gate for arguing the same call. Freese finished the night 0-for-2. Alen Hanson replaced him in the lineup with Josh Harrison shifting over to cover the hot corner. May 22 - 8:48 PM

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David Freese went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Saturday's defeat of the Phillies.

He took Phillies starter Vince Velasquez deep in the fourth inning with the bases empty. He also drew a walk in the ballgame. Freese is batting .273/.374/.468 with four home runs and 11 RBI on the season.
May 20 - 7:32 PM

David Freese went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday’s loss to the Phillies.

Freese started the year strong before going down with a hamstring injury last month, but he’s batting just .055 (1-for-18) since returning from the disabled list. Jung Ho Kang’s prison sentence was upheld earlier this week, so Freese’s playing time should be safe for the near future.
May 19 - 10:14 PM

David Freese is absent from the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

It's a scheduled day off, as Freese played the first two games after being activated from the disabled list. The Pirates have Josh Harrison at third base and Gift Ngoepe at second.
May 14 - 2:49 PM

Pirates activated 3B David Freese from the 10-day disabled list.

Freese was cleared to return without going on a rehab assignment first. He was batting .321/.418/.536 with three homers before straining his hamstring and will go back to receiving the bulk of the starts at third base.
May 12 - 5:29 PM

David Freese (hamstring) has yet to run the bases.

Freese has resumed baseball activities, but obviously he'll need to test his hamstring on the basepaths before being cleared to return to game action. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday that the veteran infielder might not require a minor league rehab assignment. Freese hasn't played since April 24.
May 8 - 11:39 AM

Pirates placed 3B David Freese on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 25, with a strained right hamstring.

Freese hasn't played since straining his hamstring in Monday's game against the Cubs. The Pirates finally realized his leg wasn't healing fast enough to avoid placing him on the DL. Freese has been one of the club's best hitters in the early going, batting .321/.418/.536 with three home runs and 10 RBI. Outfielder Danny Ortiz was called up from Triple-A to take Freese's place on the roster.
Apr 29 - 7:02 PM

David Freese (hamstring) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Friday.

Freese still felt something in his right hamstring while taking swings in the cage Friday. He hasn't played since Monday. The disabled list will be in play if Freese doesn't improve in a hurry, but the Pirates are still listing him as day-to-day for now and he'll try to field some grounders pre-game Friday. They have Josh Harrison at third base and Gift Ngoepe at second Friday.
Apr 28 - 3:26 PM

David Freese (hamstring) remains out of the Pirates' starting lineup on Wednesday night.

Freese is day-to-day with right hamstring soreness. Josh Harrison will start at third base and bat leadoff Wednesday versus Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. Phil Gosselin is at second base and batting eighth.
Apr 26 - 2:12 PM

David Freese was unavailable Tuesday due to right hamstring soreness.

Josh Harrison drew the start at third base against the Cubs, with Alen Hanson starting at second. This could be a multi-day absence for Freese, who's off to a great start offensively in 2017.
Apr 25 - 10:07 PM

David Freese is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Cubs.

He'll get a breather against right-hander Kyle Hendricks. Josh Harrison will start at the hot corner and bat leadoff while Alen Hanson will play second base.
Apr 25 - 2:37 PM

David Freese stayed hot Friday, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBI.

He also reached on an error, so he was on base all four times. Actually, he's been on base in nine straight plate appearances, though since one of those was on an error, it doesn't count as an official on-base streak. He's 11-for-25 with eight walks on the season.
Apr 14 - 5:52 PM

David Freese went 2-for-3 and smoked a two-run homer in a loss to the Reds on Wednesday.

His seventh-inning blast off left-hander Amir Garrett provided the only runs the Pirates could manage in the contest. Freese missed a couple games over the weekend after suffering a chest bruise on a bad hop last week. He owns a .350 batting average with two longballs in 25 plate appearances.
Apr 12 - 11:01 PM

David Freese (chest) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Freese has missed two straight starts after taking a bad-hop ball to the chest on Friday. He's available off the bench and should be fine. Adam Frazier is at third base and also in the leadoff spot. Additionally, the Pirates have Phil Gosselin at second base over Josh Harrison and Chris Stewart at catcher over Francisco Cervelli.

David Freese (chest) expects to be available for Saturday's game against the Braves.

Freese hurt his chest after a ball took a bad hop on him in Friday's victory. He's feeling a little sore but expects to be available off the bench. Josh Harrison is filling in for Freese at the hot corner on Saturday night.
Apr 8 - 6:23 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
2Alen Hanson
3Gift Ngoepe
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
3Jose Osuna
CF1Starling Marte
RF1Andrew McCutchen
2Daniel Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Tyler Glasnow
6Trevor Williams
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tony Watson
2Daniel Hudson
3Felipe Rivero
4Juan Nicasio
5Antonio Bastardo
6Johnny Barbato
7Wade LeBlanc
8Josh Lindblom
9Jhan Marinez