Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:42:50 -0700
Free-agent RP Ernesto Frieri (Phillies) was signed to a minor league deal by the New York Yankees Thursday, March 16, with an invite to spring training.
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 08:40:52 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies RP Ernesto Frieri was released Monday, April 4.
Fantasy Tip: Frieri could still return to fantasy relevance at some point, but he's not worth rostering at this stage.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:57:14 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Ernesto Frieri earned his second save of the season over the New York Yankees Wednesday, April 29. He allowed one hit in his innings of work. RP Brad Boxberger worked a scoreless inning earlier in the game with the score tied.
Fantasy Tip: Frieri remains the setup man to Boxberger for the time being, but Jake McGee (shoulder) is working his way back and could return to the closer role immediately. Frieri is worth holding in the short term, especially in deep mixed and AL-only formats.
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:54:52 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays RP Ernesto Frieri said he signed with the team in order to work with pitching coach Jim Hickey, and Hickey said that Frieri has looked good so far in camp.
Fantasy Tip: Frieri is coming off a miserable year, but he was a dominant closer just a couple of years ago. If Hickey can help Frieri recapture his form, he could be a reliever worth gambling on later in drafts because of his strikeout potential.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:40:59 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays RP Ernesto Frieri can make $1.1 million in performance bonuses in 2015 for games: $50,000 for 30, $100,000 for 35, $150,000 each for 40 and 45, $200,000 apiece for 50 and 55 and $250,000 for 60. He can also make an extra $1.25 million based on games finished: $150,000 for 30, $200,000 for 35, $250,000 for 40, $300,000 for 45 and $350,000 for 50.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:26:11 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays signed free-agent RP Ernesto Frieri (Pirates) to a one-year, $800,000 deal Wednesday, Nov. 26. In a corresponding move, the team designated 2B Sean Rodriguez for assignment. Frieri can make a total of $3.15 million with incentives.
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:06:28 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates released RP Ernesto Frieri Monday, Sept. 8.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:50:58 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Ernesto Frieri cleared waivers and has been outrighted to the minors.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:45:11 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates reinstated 3B Pedro Alvarez from the bereavement list Friday, Aug. 8, and designated RP Ernesto Frieri for assignment in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Alvarez is back, but it doesn't mean he'll all of a sudden return to consistent playing time. Josh Harrison's rise has led to Alvarez being demoted to a bench role. It's becoming harder and harder to keep him on your roster in mixed leagues.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:39:05 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Ernesto Frieri allowed a walkoff ninth inning home run in a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, July 8. He has allowed eight ninth-inning home runs this year and is tied with Arizona Diamondbacks RP Addison Reed for the most of any pitcher in the majors this year.
Fantasy Tip: Frieri didn't endear himself to his new club with the gaffe Tuesday night. He clearly has the back seat to Mark Melancon for closer duties in Pittsburgh.