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Nate Freiman | First Baseman

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/31/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Athletics placed 1B Nate Freiman on the 15-day disabled list with a lumbar muscle strain.
Freiman's suffering from a back strain and has not yet been cleared for baseball activity. Barring setbacks, it's possible he'll return by mid-April, but this is difficult to gauge until he tests the back a bit more. Apr 4 - 8:02 PM

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Nate Freiman (back) is starting to feel better after undergoing aggressive treatment on his back strain.

He still hasn't been cleared for baseball activity. With Mark Canha expected to make the Opening Day roster, Freiman may have been squeezed out of a roster spot regardless. He isn't expected to return until mid-April.
Mar 28 - 11:31 AM

Nate Freiman has been diagnosed with a strained back muscle and could be out for two weeks.

That's not gonna help his cause for the A's Opening Day roster. Mark Canha, a Rule 5 Draft pick this past December, probably already had the edge on Freiman anyway.
Mar 5 - 11:18 AM

Athletics recalled 1B Nate Freiman from Low-A Beloit.

Fremina owns a weak .241 batting average and .293 on-base percentage this year in the majors, but the big 27-year-old has pretty good pop and will give the A's some right-handed power off the bench for the stretch run.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 03:49:00 PM

Athletics optioned 1B Nate Freiman to Low-A Beloit.

The move clears a roster spot for Drew Pomeranz, who will make a spot start Wednesday against the Astros. Freiman has hit .241/.293/.556 this year in the majors. He'll be back up when rosters expand in September.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 04:08:00 PM

Nate Freiman clobbered a pair of home runs in a losing effort against the Braves on Sunday night.

Freiman was the only member of the A's offense who could solve opposing hurler Mike Minor in this one, blasting a pair of long solo home runs. Freiman finished the night 2-for-3 and is now hitting .234/.280/.574 with four homers and 11 RBI in his limited time this season.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 11:04:00 PM

Nate Freiman clobbered his second home run of the season on Friday, but it was the Athletics only offense in a losing effort against the Braves.

Freiman's two-run blast came off opposing starter Alex Wood in the fourth inning. He has struggled in his very limited time with the A's this season, slashing just .205/.255/.434 with a pair of homers and nine RBI in 44 at-bats.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 10:21:00 PM

Nate Freiman went 0-for-3 Wednesday in his second start since being called up by the A's 10 days ago.

Freiman is just keeping Kyle Blanks' seat warm at the moment. He could be sent down later this week.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 10:28:00 PM

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

Freiman has batted just .212/.257/.394 in the majors this season. He'll see the occasional start against left-handers.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 12:19:00 PM

Athletics optioned 1B/DH Nate Freiman to Triple-A Sacramento.

Freiman has batted just .212/.257/.394 in the majors this season. He was sent out in order to make room for Alberto Callaspo's return from the DL.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 03:43:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 11:47:00 PM

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.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 04:06:00 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.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 11:41:00 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.
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 07:58:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Brett Lawrie
LF1Coco Crisp
2Cody Ross
CF1Sam Fuld
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
2Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Drew Pomeranz
5Kendall Graveman
6Sean Nolin
7Jarrod Parker
8A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Tyler Clippard
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Dan Otero
5Fernando Abad
6Jesse Chavez
7Evan Scribner
8R.J. Alvarez
9Taylor Thompson