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Sam Freeman | Relief Pitcher | #39

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 32 (0) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Braves and LHP Sam Freeman avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.075 million contract.
The AJC's David O'Brien had the terms. After getting called up on May 4, the 30-year-old Freeman had a 2.55 ERA in 60 innings for the Braves last season. He's still never spent a full year in the majors, but he was eligible for arbitration for the first time this winter. Jan 11 - 9:30 PM

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Braves purchased the contract of LHP Sam Freeman from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Freeman will join the Braves' bullpen on Thursday after posting a 0.87 ERA across 10 1/3 innings of relief at the Triple-A level. He figures to work as a lefty specialist.
Thu, May 4, 2017 01:28:00 PM

Braves signed LHP Sam Freeman to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Freeman, 29, holds a 3.87 ERA with nearly a strikeout per inning over parts of five big league seasons, but he's always had awful control. However, as a lefty who throws in the mid-90s, he's certainly worth a shot on a minor league contract.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 02:45:00 PM

Sam Freeman has elected to become a free agent.

Freeman was rocked to the tune of a 12.91 ERA over seven appearances before being outrighted off the Brewers' 40-man roster back in May. The 29-year-old wasn't much better in Triple-A this year, putting up a 5.20 ERA over 27 relief appearances and three starts.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 12:29:00 PM

Brewers sent LHP Sam Freeman outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Freeman was designated for assignment by Milwaukee on May 2 and accepted a spot at Triple-A after passing through waivers without a claim from another team. The left-hander has battled control issues throughout his career, holding a 5.3 BB/9 in 142 major league appearances.
Tue, May 10, 2016 04:15:00 PM

Brewers designated LHP Sam Freeman for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Junior Guerra, who will be called up to start Tuesday against the Angels. Freeman was acquired from the Rangers last month and was tagged for 11 runs on 13 hits and nine walks over just 7 2/3 innings of work.
Mon, May 2, 2016 11:10:00 PM

Brewers acquired LHP Sam Freeman from the Rangers for cash considerations.

Freeman was designated for assignment by Texas at the end of spring training. The athletic left-hander has serious control issues, but he holds a 3.23 career ERA and 101 strikeouts over 108 2/3 major league innings. It's worth a shot for the rebuilding Brew Crew.
Tue, Apr 5, 2016 11:09:00 PM

Rangers designated LHP Sam Freeman for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Bryan Holaday. Freeman holds a career 3.23 ERA with 101 strikeouts over 108 2/3 relief innings in his career, although he's also walked 59. Some team could take a shot at him on waivers.
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 08:47:00 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of LHP Sam Freeman from Triple-A Round Rock.

Freeman had a 1.12 ERA in eight appearances with Round Rock. He'll fill a middle relief role in Texas.
Wed, May 13, 2015 07:12:00 PM

Rangers sent LHP Sam Freeman outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Freeman was designated for assignment at the beginning of the season but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. He'll represent depth at Round Rock.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 02:04:00 PM

Rangers designated LHP Sam Freeman for assignment.

Freeman was just acquired via trade from the Cardinals last week but the Rangers have elected to not have a lefty in the bullpen rather than carry him on the roster. Still, as a southpaw that can throw in the mid-90s, he could be scooped up on waivers.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 03:41:00 PM

Rangers acquired LHP Sam Freeman from the Cardinals for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Freeman was unlikely to crack the Cardinals' Opening Day bullpen, so they opted to flip him to get what they could. The 27-year-old posted a 2.61 ERA, and 1.40 WHIP with a 35/19 K/BB ratio in 38 innings in 2014.
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 02:10:00 PM

Cardinals recalled LHP Sam Freeman from Triple-A Memphis.

Freeman, a hard-throwing southpaw, will function as a left-handed specialist for St. Louis. The 26-year-old has a 4.05 ERA in 33 1/3 career major league innings.
Sat, May 24, 2014 04:13:00 PM

Cardinals optioned LHP Sam Freeman to Triple-A Memphis.

Freeman was removed from the 25-man roster to clear a spot for Jason Motte, who is back from Tommy John surgery. Freeman pitched one scoreless inning during his short stay in St. Louis. He'll get an extended look soon.
Tue, May 20, 2014 04:22:00 PM

Cardinals recalled LHP Sam Freeman from Triple-A Memphis.

Freeman appeared in 13 games with the Cardinals last season and owns a 3.78 ERA and 20/6 K/BB ratio over 16 2/3 innings this season in Triple-A. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Tue, May 13, 2014 02:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Ozzie Albies
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Johan Camargo
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Ronald Acuna
2Preston Tucker
CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Foltynewicz
3Brandon McCarthy
4Sean Newcomb
5Mike Soroka
6Anibal Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jose Ramirez
3A.J. Minter
4Dan Winkler
5Sam Freeman
6Peter Moylan
7Shane Carle
8Luiz Gohara
9Jesse Biddle
10Grant Dayton
11Jacob Lindgren
12Lucas Sims
13Matt Wisler