Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:35:47 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) is back in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 5, leading off and serving as the designated hitter. Also, 1B Brandon Moss is not playing, with 1B Nate Freiman starting at first base. OF Sam Fuld remains in center field, and OF Jonny Gomes is starting in left.
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 11:38:52 -0700
Confirming a previous report, the Oakland Athletics have placed 2B Nick Punto (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right hamstring. In a corresponding move, 1B Nate Freiman has been recalled from Triple-A Sacramento.
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:30:43 -0700
The Oakland Athletics have activated 2B Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list. The team also optioned 1B Nate Freiman to Triple-A Sacramento.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 19:03:46 -0700
The MRI done on Oakland Athletics 1B Brandon Moss (ankle) did not show any structural damage in his injured ankle.
Fantasy Tip: It is not known how long Moss will be out of the lineup but this is certainly good news for him. Nate Freiman started at first base Sunday and could be an AL-only option if he continues to get starts at the positions. Alberto Callaspo and Daric Barton could also be options but probably would not have a lot of value in leagues other than AL-only.
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:01:46 -0700
Oakland Athletics 1B Nate Freiman was recalled Sunday, June 29, from Triple-A Sacramento and is in the starting lineup at first base versus the Miami Marlins.
Fantasy Tip: Freiman hit .274 and four home runs in 190 at-bats over 80 games with the Athletics in 2013. He has mild appeal if you're desperate for a potential source for power in AL-only leagues.
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 07:50:04 -0700
Oakland Athletics 1B Nate Freiman significantly changed his swing by becoming more upright and lowering his hands, making himself less spread out at the plate. The changes were recommended by former MLB OF Rickey Henderson.
Wed, 14 May 2014 13:17:09 -0700
Oakland Athletics 1B Nate Freiman drove in four runs with his sixth homer of the year for Triple-A Sacramento Tuesday, May 13, and he could come up soon if the team needs a right-handed hitting first baseman.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:41:06 -0700
Oakland Athletics 1B Nate Freiman (abdominal) was able to take batting practice Friday, Sept. 27, and he was expected to be available off the bench.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 21:47:57 -0700
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Friday, Sept. 20, that 1B Nate Freiman (abdomen) is dealing with a muscle strain in his abdomen. Freiman is expected to be sidelined at least a few days.
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 20:49:32 -0700
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin indicated Tuesday, April 2, that 1B Nate Freiman might make his first start of the season Wednesday, April 3, against the Seattle Mariners.