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Ernesto Frieri | Relief Pitcher | #49

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 202
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2003 / UDFA / SD
Contract: view contract details

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Brewers signed RHP Ernesto Frieri to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Frieri has pitched in just six games at the big-league level in the past two seasons, and spent most of 2017 in Triple-A for the Rangers and Mariner organization. The former Angels closer will likely provide organizational depth for Milwaukee in the 2018 campaign. Jan 18 - 10:09 AM

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Ernesto Frieri has elected free agency.

The 32-year-old hurler hasn't been relevant in fantasy leagues since the 2014 season, but does have valuable closer's experience in the past. That should be enough to land him a minor league deal with a spring training invite this winter.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 02:44:00 PM

Mariners acquired RHP Ernesto Frieri from the Rangers for cash considerations.

Frieri allowed four earned runs on six walks and six hits in seven innings of relief earlier this season with Texas. The 32-year-old right-hander will report to the Mariners' Triple-A affiliate in Tacoma.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 05:50:00 PM

Rangers sent RHP Ernesto Frieri outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

He accepted his assignment to Round Rock after clearing waivers and is no longer on the Rangers' 40-man roster. A late-inning staple with the Padres and Angels early in his career, the 31-year-old has become a journeyman, spending time with five organizations since leaving the Halos in 2014. He's just a fringe big leaguer at this point.
Sat, Jul 8, 2017 05:43:00 PM

Rangers designated RHP Ernesto Frieri for assignment.

The move clears roster space for Jeremy Jeffress, who has been activated off the disabled list. Frieri allowed four runs on six walks and six hits in seven innings of relief with Texas.
Tue, Jul 4, 2017 07:18:00 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Ernesto Frieri from Triple-A Round Rock.

It's Frieri's first time back in the show since the 2015 season. He compiled a 2.86 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 26/9 K/BB ratio across 22 innings in the minor leagues. Given his history and prior closing experience, he could work his way into a high-leverage role in the Rangers' bullpen if he performs well.
Sat, Jun 17, 2017 02:55:00 PM

Rangers signed RHP Ernesto Frieri to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

Frieri opted out of his minor league deal with the Yankees over the weekend. He had a 3.00 ERA and 23/9 K/BB ratio in 21 innings of relief at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and could soon get a look out of the Texas bullpen.
Tue, Jun 6, 2017 04:50:00 PM

Yankees released RHP Ernesto Frieri.

It was reported Thursday that Frieri decided against opting out of his minor league contract, but evidently he had a change of heart. The 31-year-old former closer held a 3.00 ERA and 24/9 K/BB ratio over 21 relief innings for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He could get a major league opportunity somewhere, but Frieri hasn't been successful at the big league level since 2013.
Fri, Jun 2, 2017 10:54:00 AM

Ernesto Frieri did not exercise his opt-out clause on Thursday.

Instead he'll remain with the Yankees as minor league depth. The 31-year-old has converted 7-of-8 save opportunities with a 3.00 ERA over 17 outings for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this year.
Thu, Jun 1, 2017 07:49:00 PM

Making his second appearance since being signed by the Yankees, Ernesto Frieri struck out the side Wednesday in his inning against the Phillies.

The Yankees signed Frieri after his successful showing for Colombia in the WBC, and since he was pitching before being inked, he is a candidate for the Opening Day roster in spite of the late arrival. Of course, he picked the wrong team if he was hoping to become a candidate for saves again.
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 04:51:00 PM

Yankees signed RHP Ernesto Frieri to a minor league contract.

The former Angels closer did not pitch in MLB-affiliated ball last year, but the Yankees apparently liked the way Frieri was throwing for Team Colombia in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. "This is a guy that saved a lot of games," Yankees manager Joe Girardi told WFAN on Wednesday. "He pitched well in the WBC. Some of our people saw him and he’s going to get an opportunity here."
Source: WFAN
Thu, Mar 16, 2017 09:19:00 AM

Ernesto Frieri worked out for the Yankees on Wednesday.

While Frieri has not yet signed with the Yankees, he said that he hopes to do that on Thursday. The 31-year-old right-hander last pitched in the majors back in 2015, when he was with the Rays. Over the course of 23 1/3 frames, he posted a 4.63 ERA and 19/11 K/BB ratio. Should he latch on with the Bombers, there would be no fantasy upside, here, though manager Joe Girardi did say that he would have a shot at making the Opening Day roster.
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 09:44:00 PM

Phillies released RHP Ernesto Frieri.

Frieri was in camp this spring on a minor league deal, but he gave up 10 runs (nine earned) over seven innings of work. The 30-year-old will attempt to latch on elsewhere.
Tue, Apr 5, 2016 10:58:00 AM

Ernesto Frieri surrendered two runs in an inning of work Thursday against the Tigers.

Forget the closing competition; Frieri isn't even going to win a spot in Philly's bullpen at this rate. He's given up five runs -- four earned -- and two homers in 3 2/3 innings.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 04:46:00 PM

Ernesto Frieri gave up a solo homer in his inning of relief versus the Astros on Thursday.

Matt Duffy took him deep. Frieri allowed a single and a walk afterwards, but he did finish the inning. Still, to have any chance of opening up as the Phillies' closer, he simply can't afford to keep giving up homers this spring.
Thu, Mar 3, 2016 04:42:00 PM

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