Frieri signed a minor league contract with the Phillies on Thursday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. The right-hander saved 60 games for the Angels from 2012-13, but he's struggled in recent seasons, bouncing from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh to Tampa Bay. Frieri thus had to settle for a minors deal this offseason, but there are incentives if he is able to eventually crack the major-league roster.
The Rays have sent veteran reliever Ernesto Frieri to Triple-A Durham after he cleared waivers, per MLBDailyDish.com. Frieri, who was designated for assignment Monday, has been struggling since last year. He has a 4.63 ERA this season.
The Rays designated Ernesto Frieri for assignment after Monday's game, reports The Tampa Tribune. With Frieri no longer on the roster, the team will call up Mikie Maktook on Tuesday.
Rays pitcher Ernesto Frieri earned a save of in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Yankees in 13 innings. Frieri entered the game in the bottom of the 13th inning, right after the Rays scored their third run of the game. Frieri gave up one hit and came out unscathed. He now holds an ERA of 4.66 for the season. This was Frieri's second save of the 2015 season.
Ernesto Frieri (BS, 1) gave up Alex Rodriguez's second home run of the game in the sixth inning Friday to get stuck with a blown save in the Rays' loss to the Yankees.He gave up two runs overall in one inning in the defeat.