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Athletics call up Nate Freiman from Triple-A

Aug 3, 2014, 3:25 PM EST

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As expected, the Athletics placed utilityman Nick Punto on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. To take his spot on the roster, the club called up first baseman Nate Freiman from Triple-A Sacramento, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Freiman has already spent some time up in the big leagues, but didn’t have much success. Between June 29 and July 25, the 27-year-old mustered a .651 OPS in 35 plate appearances. In 364 plate appearances at Triple-A, however, Freiman has performed well, owning a .284/.371/.506 slash line with 15 home runs and 74 RBI. As Freiman bats from the right side, he should get a majority of his playing time when a left-handed starter takes the hill for the opposing team.

  1. digg2000 - Aug 3, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    Thought it would be Parrino back up, but I understand this. But what does it matter… Freiman, Sogard, Parrino… none of them can hit more than a single every 5th at-bat.

  2. historiophiliac - Aug 3, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Verlander thinks this move is about him.

    • clydeserra - Aug 3, 2014 at 4:00 PM

      he is so vain, he probably thinks this minor roster move is about him

      • historiophiliac - Aug 3, 2014 at 11:02 PM

        +1 for Carly Simon

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