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Top David Freitas News

  • Dodgers' David Freitas: Reassigned to minor-league camp

    Freitas was reassigned to minor-league camp by the Dodgers on Wednesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    Freitas slashed .239/.310/.345 last season with the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate before being released in early July. He's made the most of his spring training opportunities, posting a .967 OPS in 18 plate appearances, but he's not much more than an organizational depth piece behind major-leaguers Will Smith and Austin Barnes.

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  • Dodgers' David Freitas: Joins Dodgers on MiLB deal

    Freitas signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers on Thursday.

    Freitas joined the Yankees on a minor-league deal for 2022 and had a .655 OPS at the Triple-A level before he was released in July. The 33-year-old has 59 games in the big leagues under his belt and hasn't played at the highest level since 2019.

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  • David Freitas: Parts ways with Yankees

    The Yankees released Freitas from his minor-league contract Wednesday, Conor Foley of The Scranton Times-Tribune reports.

    Freitas' path to playing time with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre was blocked with Ben Rortvedt (knee) in the midst of a rehab assignment with the affiliate and prospect Josh Breaux having recently been promoted from Double-A Somerset, so the Yankees elected to cut ties with the veteran backstop. The 33-year-old hit .239 with two home runs in 126 plate appearances for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season and could catch on with another organization that's in the market for experienced catching depth at the Triple-A level.

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  • Yankees' David Freitas: Lands MiLB deal with Yanks

    Freitas signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees on Dec. 14.

    After a brief stint in the Korean Baseball Organization to begin 2021, Freitas returned stateside last summer, joining the Rays on a minor-league deal. He elected free agency after the season and was able to catch on with another American League East club on a minor-league pact. Freitas is expected to join the Yankees for big-league spring training, but he'll most likely be headed for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to Opening Day.

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  • Rays' David Freitas: Joins Tampa Bay

    Freitas signed a minor-league contract with the Rays on July 24.

    Freitas returned stateside after he was released from his contract with the Korea Baseball Organization's Kiwoom Heroes in late June. The veteran catcher is currently playing for the Rays' rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate, but he'll likely report to Triple-A Durham within the next couple of weeks.

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  • David Freitas: Heading to Korea

    Freitas agreed to a one-year, $600,000 deal with the Kiwoom Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization on Friday, Jee-ho Yoo of the Yonhap News Agency reports.

    The 31-year-old was set to be one of six catchers on Milwaukee's 40-man roster entering spring training, so he'll opt to head to Korea for the 2021 campaign instead. Freitas has a .200/.268/.288 slash line in 59 big-league appearances but he's expected to mostly serve as a designated hitter for the Heroes while also seeing time at first base and behind the plate.

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  • Brewers' David Freitas: Gets spot on postseason roster

    The Brewers added Freitas to their 28-man roster Wednesday ahead of the wild-card series with the Dodgers, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.

    Injured pitchers Brett Anderson (finger) and Devin Williams (shoulder) were left off Milwaukee's roster, opening spots for Freitas and outfielder Ben Gamel. Freitas is expected to serve as the Brewers' No. 3 catcher behind Jacob Nottingham and Omar Narvaez.

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  • Brewers' David Freitas: Optioned to minors

    Freitas was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Wednesday.

    Freitas was in camp competing for a backup catcher spot but never seemed likely to win a role, as both Omar Narvaez and Manny Pina appeared to be safely ahead of him. If he does spend any time on the big-league roster this season, it's unlikely to be in a fantasy-relevant role. The 31-year-old has played just 59 games at the highest level, hitting .200/.268/.288 with one home run.

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  • Brewers' David Freitas: Competing for roster spot

    Freitas went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI in Sunday's split squad game against the Angels.

    Freitas got off to a slow start this spring, but he doubled twice and knocked in three runs over his last three appearances. Even if he ends the exhibition season on a high note, his season will likely begin in the minors with both Omar Narvaez and Manny Pina comfortably ahead of him on the depth chart.

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  • Brewers' David Freitas: Recalled from Triple-A

    Freitas was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Sunday.

    Freitas had been battling an intercostal injury throughout the middle of August but recently returned to San Antonio's lineup. Having proven he's healthy, Freitas will join the Brewers as depth among their catchers. He's hit well in Triple-A, racking up a .381/.361/.561 line across 91 total games.

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  • Brewers' David Freitas: Could join Brewers in September

    Freitas (intercostal) is a candidate to join the Brewers when rosters expand in September, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    Freitas has been sidelined since mid-August with an intercostal strain, but it sounds like he could join the Brewers for the stretch run if he heals in time. The backstop has spent most of the season at Triple-A, posting a .386/.466/.573 slash line with 12 home runs in 88 games.

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  • Brewers' David Freitas: Shipped to Brewers

    Freitas was traded to the Brewers from the Mariners on Sunday for minor-league pitcher Sal Biasi.

    Freitas will join Triple-A San Antonio as catching depth for the Brewers, serving in a similar role as he did with the Mariners. The 30-year-old is unlikely to see the majors unless Yasmani Grandal or Manny Pina suffers an injury.

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  • Mariners' David Freitas: Sent back to minors

    Freitas was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.

    Friday's acquisition of Tom Murphy from the Giants meant Freitas was no longer needed at the major-league level, and indeed the catcher was sent down to Triple-A Tacoma to clear room for Murphy on the 25-man roster. It's a bit of unfortunate news for the 30-year-old considering he scored a run and hit an RBI sacrifice fly in Thursday's opener against the Red Sox. Freitas was expected to build upon his 2018 numbers (.215/.277/.312 with a home run in 36 games) after the departure of Mike Zunino during the offseason, but evidently it'll be Murphy and Omar Narvaez who will benefit from the available playing time.

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  • Mariners' David Freitas: Puts in strong spring

    Freitas went 1-for-2 in an exhibition loss to the Padres on Tuesday. He finished spring play hitting .409 with two doubles over 22 at-bats across 12 games.

    Freitas saw the first 102 plate appearances of his big-league career in 2018 and posted a .215/.277/.312 line with six doubles, a home run and five RBI. Looking ahead to 2019, he could be in for a solid amount of playing time, considering Omar Narvaez, who's never played more than the 97 games he logged with the White Sox last season, has replaced the departed Mike Zunino behind the dish. Freitas showed decent pop over a long minor-league career that began in 2010, hitting or topping 20 extra-base hits in five different stops despite logging 321 plate appearances or fewer in four of them.

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  • Mariners' David Freitas: Pair of hits in start

    Freitas went 2-for-3 with a double in a loss to the Orioles on Tuesday.

    Just recalled from Triple-A Tacoma, Freitas came through with one of only two multi-hit efforts for the Mariners. The 29-year-old excelled with the Rainiers, but his playing time during September is expected to be sporadic with both Mike Zunino and Chris Herrmann ahead of him.

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  • Mariners' David Freitas: Rejoins Mariners for stretch run

    Freitas was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

    Freitas had a couple stints in the majors this season but only managed a .549 OPS in 78 at-bats. The 29-year-old crushed the ball for the Rainiers this season, slashing .349/.428/.527, and will serve as the Mariners' third catcher for their potential playoff push.

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  • Mariners' David Freitas: Shipped to minors

    Freitas was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday.

    Freitas' demotion comes after No. 1 backstop Mike Zunino (ankle) was activated from the 10-day disabled list. During his two-and-a-half-week stint with the Mariners, Freitas appeared in six games, going 2-for-18 at the plate.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Wilton, CA
Age: 34
School: Hawaii
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R