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Nate Freiman | First Baseman

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/31/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'8" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Nationals released 1B Nate Freiman.
Freiman was batting just .154 with a .423 OPS through 26 plate appearances this season at Triple-A Syracuse. The 29-year-old first baseman has not played in a game at the major league level since September 2014. Apr 21 - 11:13 AM

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Nationals acquired 1B Nate Freiman from the Braves for 1B/OF Tyler Moore.

It's a swap of first baseman who weren't going to make their respective major league clubs out of spring training. Freiman, 29, had a brutal spring training for the Braves, slashing just .120/.267/.240 with a homer and three RBI.
Mar 27 - 4:10 PM

Braves signed 1B Nate Freiman to a minor league contract.

Freiman was recently given his release by the Athletics. The 28-year-old was a useful contributor at the major league level from 2013-2014, but he played exclusively at the Triple-A level this year while batting just .220 with four home runs and .600 OPS over 306 plate appearances.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 12:39:00 PM

Athletics released 1B Nate Freiman.

Freiman turns 29 later this month and batted just .220 with four home runs and a .600 OPS over 306 plate appearances this past season in Triple-A. He'll look for another opportunity elsewhere.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 11:02:00 AM

Athletics sent 1B Nate Freiman outright to Triple-A Nashville.

He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. Freiman has hit only .171/.225/.188 over 35 games this season for Nashville.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 02:38:00 PM

Athletics designated 1B Nate Freiman for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-acquired Cody Martin on the 40-man roster. Freiman, 28, was batting just .171/.225/.188 over 35 games this season in Triple-A.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 04:16:00 PM

Athletics activated 1B Nate Freiman from the 15-day disabled list, optioned to Triple-A Nashville.

With the emergence of Mark Canha as a legitimate bat off the bench and backup at first base, Freiman became expendable. He'll continue to serve as organizational depth for the A's while playing every day at Triple-A.
Sat, May 9, 2015 01:24:00 PM

Nate Freiman (back) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Nashville on Monday.

It's not clear how many rehab games he'll need, but Freiman isn't a given to be added to be big league roster once ready. He's missed the last two months with a lumbar muscle strain.
Mon, May 4, 2015 06:36:00 PM

Nate Freiman (back) could start a rehab assignment next week.

Freiman had four at-bats and played first base in extended spring training Wednesday as he works back from a lumbar muscle strain. Assuming the rehab goes well, Freiman should be back with the A's in mid-May.
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 08:27:00 PM

Nate Freiman (back) played four innings in an extended spring training game Wednesday.

Freiman played just four innings but hit a home run in the game. He was placed on the disabled list before the season with a lumbar muscle strain, and it's unclear when he'll be activated.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 08:19:00 PM

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.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 08:02:00 PM

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.
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 11:31:00 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.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 11:18:00 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

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