Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:57:37 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B David Freese (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 26.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:28:46 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Josh Bell and C Francisco Cervelli are absent from the starting lineup Sunday, April 23, versus the New York Yankees. 1B/3B David Freese will handle first base for Bell, while C Chris Stewart will get the nod behind the plate instead of Cervelli.
Sun, 09 Apr 2017 09:13:26 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B David Freese (chest) will miss a second straight start Sunday, April 9, against the Atlanta Braves and be replaced by INF/OF Adam Frazier at the hot corner. 2B Josh Harrison and C Francisco Cervelli are also absent from the lineup. 2B Phil Gosselin and C Chris Stewart, respectively, will fill in.
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 12:20:35 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B David Freese (collarbone) is not in the starting lineup against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, April 8.
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 11:22:23 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B David Freese (collarbone) was hit in the collarbone by a ground ball Friday, April 7, but said he was fine after the game. He will be reevaluated Saturday, April 8.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:47:15 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B David Freese agreed to a two-year extension Monday, Aug. 22, with a club option for 2019 Monday. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 20:40:09 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B David Freese (elbow) returned to the starting lineup on Tuesday, Aug. 9, after sitting out on Sunday, Aug. 7, due to discomfort in his elbow.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:05:36 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B John Jaso and OF Gregory Polanco are not in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton Wednesday, July 27. 3B David Freese will start at first base and is batting second. 2B Sean Rodriguez will start in right field and is batting seventh in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Freese has only three hits in his last 17 at-bats but is hitting .328 with four home runs and 11 RBI against left-handed pitchers this season. He should be a fine starting candidat for owners in daily fantasy leagues. Rodriguez has also posted solid numbers against lefties in 2016, but owners should be able to find better options to use.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:45:37 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang is batting fifth against Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez Tuesday, July 26. 1B/3B David Freese is not in the starting lineup Tuesday.
Fantasy Tip: Kang has gone 24 games -- 16 starts -- since his last multi-hit showing with a .156/.250/.281 slash line during the span. Considering he also has some legal issues looming, Kang's fantasy stock is in a serious decline. He is replaceable in shallower leagues. Freese, on the other hand, is having a nice season and is worth starting in deep mixed and NL-only leagues.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:44:49 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen, 3B Jung Ho Kang, C Francisco Cervelli and SS Jordy Mercer are not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Vincent Velasquez Sunday, July 24. OF Starling Marte will start in center field, while OF Gregory Polanco will start in left field. 3B David Freese will start at third base and is batting third. OF Matt Joyce will start in right field and is batting fifth. C Elias Diaz will start at catcher and is batting seventh, while 2B Sean Rodriguez will start at shortstop and is batting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Freese is hitting only .190 over the last seven games but should still be a decent starting option in some leagues. Joyce is hitting .207 in July and probably can be avoided in most leagues. Diaz was recently called up from the minor leagues and should not be used by owners at this point. Rodriguez is hitting .251 with 10 home runs this season but should only be used in NL-only leagues.