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Nate Freiman | First Baseman

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/31/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Nate Freiman went 1-for-2 with a double and walk as the A's topped the Blue Jays 4-1 Thursday in a game played under official protest of Oakland skipper Bob Melvin.
The drama began in the second inning, when Anthony Gose grounded to Freiman with the bases loaded and one out. Freiman attempted to tag Munenori Kawasaki as he ran from first to second -- first-base umpire Vic Carapazza signaled a missed tag -- and then threw to Stephen Vogt for a force at home. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons won a challenge of the ruling that Kawasaki had been tagged, making Edwin Encarnacion safe at home since the force play no longer was in effect. Melvin lodged a formal complaint which was relayed up to the press box. Fortunately, the run didn't affect the outcome of the game. Jul 3 - 11:47 PM

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Nate Freiman went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

With the A's having just tied the game at 1-1 in the sixth inning, Freiman blasted a three-run off of Andrew Heaney and it turned out to be just enough for the A's, who won 4-3. Not a bad season debut for the 27-year-old. The Athletics should give him plenty of opportunities to face left-handed pitching while he's up.
Jun 29 - 4:06 PM

Athletics recalled 1B/DH Nate Freiman from Triple-A Sacramento.

He's starting at first base and batting fifth on Sunday against lefty Andrew Heaney. Freiman is a career .304/.352/.453 hitter versus southpaws and will see plenty of time against them while he's up.
Jun 29 - 11:41 AM

Athletics optioned INF Nate Freiman to Triple-A Sacramento.

The 27-year-old did a nice job in a platoon role with the A's in 2013, slashing .274/.327/.389 with four homers and 24 RBI. He'll get another shot in Oakland at some point during the 2014 campaign.
Mar 23 - 7:58 PM

Nate Freiman grounded out as a pinch-hitter in Saturday's loss to the Mariners.

Freiman hadn't been available even off the bench for nearly two weeks due to an abdominal strain. He's apparently feeling better, though, and should crack the A's ALDS roster.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 08:31:00 AM

Nate Freiman (abdomen) will take batting practice before Friday's game against the Mariners, and if all goes well he'll be available off the bench.

Freiman has been nursing a strained muscle in his abdomen, but has made significant progress in recent days and it looks increasingly likely he'll return before the end of the regular season.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 07:37:00 PM

Nate Freiman (abdomen) will hit off a tee and do soft-toss Tuesday.

If that goes well, he could hit in the batting cage on Wednesday or Friday. Freiman is nursing a strained muscle in his abdomen and isn't a lock to return this season.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 08:13:00 PM

Nate Freiman is expected to miss the next few games as he's dealing with a strained muscle in his abdomen.

The rookie first baseman has done a very nice job in a platoon role with the A's this season, slashing .275/.329/.392 with 10 homers and 24 RBI in his 189 at-bats, primarily against left-handers. Look for him to return to the lineup early next week.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 08:22:00 PM

Nate Freiman went 4-for-4 with a homer and four RBI in Thursday's win over the Astros.

Freiman drove in a pair with a double in the first and added two more RBI with a two-run shot in the third. He's quietly had a solid year in a niche role with the A's as a lefty masher. The rookie is batting .319 with three homers and eight doubles over 129 plate appearances against southpaws.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 06:44:00 PM

Nate Freiman delivered a walk-off RBI single against Mariano Rivera in the 18th inning of Thursday's game against the Yankees.

The two clubs went from the top of the third to the top of the 18th without scoring any runs, but the A's finally put an end to things in the 18th. After Preston Claiborne allowed a one-out single, Rivera gave up two broken-bat singles sandwiched around an intentional walk. Freiman's walk-off hit came against a tough righty, but nearly all of his production this season has been against lefties, as he's sporting a .338/.395/.515 batting line against them.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 09:24:00 PM

Nate Freiman went 2-for-3 with a walk, double, home run, three RBI and two runs scored to help the A's beat Houston 6-2 on Sunday.

Freiman was briefly a member of Houston's organization, selected in the second round of this winter's Rule 5 Draft from the Padres. Oakland claimed the massive first baseman off waivers when he failed to make the Astros' Opening Day roster. Freiman has shredded Houston pitching this year, blasting two home runs, collecting six RBI and posting a 1.102 OPS over 13 at-bats. He hasn't been as effective against the rest of the league, but Freiman's .245/.339/.434 slash line is plenty good enough for a rookie Rule 5 selection.
Mon, May 27, 2013 04:54:00 AM

Nate Freiman launched his first major league home run in Monday's win over the Astros.

Freiman's two-out, three-homer homer in the first inning sent Erik Bedard to the showers. It was the big first baseman's only hit on the night and his first hit in his last 11 at-bats. He'll continue to see occasional playing time at first base and DH but shouldn't be owned in fantasy leagues.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 01:40:00 AM

Nate Freiman has made the A's Opening Day roster.

The A's claimed Freiman -- a Rule 5 Draft pick -- off waivers from the Astros on March 23. The 6-foot-8 first baseman has made a good impression in his short time in camp and should get starts against left-handers.
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 09:53:00 PM

Athletics claimed 1B Nate Freiman off waivers from the Astros.

Freiman is a Rule 5 pick, so he'll have to make the Athletics' Opening Day roster or be offered back to the Padres. Fernando Rodriguez (elbow) was placed on the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 02:11:00 PM

Astros GM Jeff Luhnow is optimistic that Nate Freiman will hit his way into an Opening Day roster spot.

Freiman was selected in the second round of last month's Rule 5 Draft and would have to be returned to the Padres if he does not land a spot on the Astros' roster this spring. "It's a big jump from the Texas League to the big leagues," Luhnow told MLB.com, "but if he hits the way we hope he will, he'll work his way on the team."
Wed, Jan 2, 2013 06:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1John Jaso
2Derek Norris
3Stephen Vogt
1B1Brandon Moss
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Andy Parrino
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Kyle Blanks
2Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Jeff Samardzija
3Scott Kazmir
4Jason Hammel
5Jesse Chavez
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Jim Johnson
3Luke Gregerson
4Ryan Cook
5Dan Otero
6Eric O'Flaherty
7Fernando Abad