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David Freese | Third Baseman | #23

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/28/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Alabama
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 9 (0) / SD
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David Freese homered and drove home three runs on Tuesday as the Pirates were clobbered by the Giants.
Freese belted a two-run homer in the eighth inning and added an RBI double in the ninth, both long after the outcome of the game had already been decided. He has been a terrific signing for the Pirates this season, slashing .295/.373/.455 with six homers and 27 RBI. Jun 21 - 11:51 PM

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David Freese went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Pirates fell to the Cardinals on Sunday.

Freese also scored a run in the contest. His run-scoring single in the fourth inning got the Pirates on the board, though they were already trailing 4-0 at the time. He has been an impact addition for the Pirates this season, slashing .294/.374/.439 with five long balls and 23 RBI.
Jun 12 - 8:37 PM

David Freese belted a three-run homer on Thursday, but it wasn't nearly enough to lead the Pirates to victory over the Rockies in Colorado.

At the time, the third baseman's three-run shot off Chad Bettis in the third inning pulled the Pirates to within two runs at 6-4. Freese also drew a walk in the contest, finishing 1-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts. He has been a nice pickup for the Pirates this year, slashing .293/.376/.443 with five homers and 22 RBI.
Jun 9 - 9:05 PM

David Freese (hand) is out of the Pirates' starting lineup Wednesday against the Mets.

Freese also missed the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader, but this could be more about strategy than his bruised right hand. Jung Ho Kang is starting at third base and John Jaso is at first base on Wednesday night versus Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard.
Jun 8 - 3:51 PM

David Freese (hand) is not in the Pirates' lineup for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

Freese went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the early game, but he just returned from a bruised right hand and the Bucs don't want to push him. Sean Rodriguez is starting at third base and John Jaso is starting at first base versus right-hander Jacob deGrom.
Jun 7 - 7:26 PM

David Freese (hand) is back in the Pirates' starting lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets.

This will be his first time in the lineup since he was hit in the right hand by a pitch last Thursday. He was able to take soft toss and batting practice on Monday, but wasn't in the lineup before the game was ultimately postponed due to rain.
Jun 7 - 1:18 PM

David Freese (hand) took soft toss and batting practice Monday.

Freese hasn't played since he was hit in the right hand by a pitch last Thursday, but he said Monday that he has gotten most of his strength back. "It’s definitely a lot better," said Freese. "We’re progressing as fast as we can." Consider him day-to-day.
Jun 7 - 9:27 AM

David Freese (hand) is not in Monday's lineup against the Mets.

Freese hasn't played since he was hit in the right hand by a pitch last Thursday. He took batting practice on the field Monday, but apparently is still dealing with some discomfort. Sean Rodriguez is starting at first base Monday against lefty Steven Matz.
Jun 6 - 5:21 PM

David Freese went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two RBI against the Marlins on Monday.

Freese lost some playing time when Jung Ho Kang came off the disabled list, but he's been productive when he's gotten his chances as a first baseman against left-handers and occasional third baseman versus righties. Still, the playing time isn't there right now to make him useful in mixed leagues.
May 30 - 9:59 PM

David Freese went 1-for-3 with a go-ahead, two-run homer in the fifth inning in Wednesday's 5-4 comeback win over the Diamondbacks.

Freese clobbered a hanging two-strike slider from Rubby De La Rosa in the fifth inning, ending the pitcher's night and giving the Pirates a lead they wouldn't relinquish. He has lost some playing time with the return of Jung Ho Kang; however, the 33-year-old is an ideal bench player for a contending club. He's now hitting .277/.365/.394 with 23 runs scored and 14 runs batted in.
May 25 - 11:00 PM

David Freese delivered a go-ahead RBI single in Friday’s 2-1 victory over the Rockies.

After the Rockies tied the game on a solo homer by Nolan Arenado in the top of the sixth inning, Freese singled to center field off Eddie Butler in the bottom of the frame to put the Pirates back on top. The 33-year-old has been a useful contributor so far this season, batting .276/.357/.378 through 37 games. However, he’s only going to see part-time duty now that Jung Ho Kang is back in action.
May 20 - 10:19 PM

David Freese will start at first base and hit leadoff Tuesday against the Reds.

Not only will be this be Freese's second career start out of the leadoff spot, it will also be his second career start at first base. It's a bit odd to see him at first base against right-hander Alfredo Simon rather than John Jaso.
May 10 - 2:51 PM

David Freese is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a day off. Sean Rodriguez is filling in at third base, while Josh Harrison has moved up to the No. 3 spot. Francisco Cervelli is also receiving a breather, as Chris Stewart is catching.

David Freese went 2-for-4 with a run scored Saturday against the Reds.

Freese now has multi-hit games in three of his last six contests. A late signing by the Pirates, the third baseman has been one of the team's best hitters through the month of April, batting .293/.387/.402 with a home run, nine RBI and 15 runs scored. Even when Jung Ho Kang returns in a few days, Freese should still find his way into the lineup with regularity as long as he continues to produce.
Apr 30 - 10:43 PM

David Freese hit his first home run of the season Tuesday against the Rockies.

Freese followed Andrew McCutchen's solo homer in the first inning with one of his own. It had to be a bit of a weight lifted off his shoulders after going his first 20 games in a Pirates uniform without a dinger. Despite the power outage, it's been a good first month thus far for the third sacker, who's hitting .278/.374/.392 with six RBI and 13 runs scored.
Apr 27 - 12:22 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Erik Kratz
4Elias Diaz
1B1John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Matt Joyce
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Adam Frazier
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Jon Niese
4Jeff Locke
5Jameson Taillon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Arquimedes Caminero
4Neftali Feliz
5Jared Hughes
6A.J. Schugel
7Ryan Vogelsong
8Kyle Lobstein
9Juan Nicasio