Freese is in the lineup, playing first base and hitting third against the Cubs on Tuesday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. Freese has started three of the last four games on the bench, but he'll slide back in the lineup as the first baseman for this contest. The veteran is sporting a respectable .241/.389/.483 slash line with one homer and five RBI over 29 at-bats in part-time duty so far this season.
Freese went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored Thursday against the Cardinals. Freese launched his first home run of the season, a solo blast, in the second inning to give the Dodgers a two-run lead, and he tacked on another run in the third on a single to left field. The 35-year-old hasn't drawn many starts to this point in 2019, but he got the nod at first base with Max Muncy at the keystone for Thursday's series finale. Freese is now 5-for-17 with three extra-base hits and five RBI through 10 games this year.
Freese is starting at first base and will bat sixth Sunday against the Rockies, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Freese is off to a slow start through six games this season, notching just two hits in 15 at-bats. In an effort to get his bat going, skipper Dave Roberts will slot Freese into the lineup for the series finale, pushing Max Muncy to the bench.
Freese will bat third and play first base Friday against the Diamondbacks, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports. Freese didn't see any action on Opening Day, but with a lefty set to toe the rubber for Arizona, he'll get the nod over Max Muncy.
Freese agreed to a one-year contract with Los Angeles on Thursday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. The Dodgers elected to keep Freese on the roster for the 2019 season: they bought him out for $500,000 and then agreed to a one year, $4.5 million deal. The 35-year-old third baseman went 8-for-22 with a double, a triple, two home runs and six RBI over 14 postseason games in 2018.
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