Freese is out of Saturday's lineup against the Cardinals, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. The power hasn't really been there for Freese of late, but he is still getting on base at an excellent clip. He is slashing .305/.393/.429 with three home runs in 105 at-bats since the All-Star break. Josh Harrison will start in Freese's place at third while Adam Frazier slots in at the keystone.
Freese is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers. Freese retreats to the bench after starting the past three games in favor of Josh Harrison, while Adam Fraziers logs a start at the keystone. Since July 18, Freese is hitting .365/.459/.492 with two home runs and 11 RBI.
Freese will start at third base and bat fifth against the Tigers on Monday. Since the All-Star break, he's slashing .343/.450/.478 in 80 plate appearances. The acquisition of Sean Rodriguez could take away some at-bats from Freese, but it could also help keep the 34-year-old fresh and productive down the stretch. Freese hit just .227/.312/.289 after Aug. 20 last season.
Freese is out of Saturday's lineup against the Padres. He will take a seat with Adam Frazier starting at second base and Josh Harrison moving over to the hot corner. Freese has hit safely in 13 of his last 15 games, hitting .385 with two home runs over that span, so his hot bat should be back in the mix Sunday against Clayton Richard.
Freese went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer and two runs Friday against the Padres. Freese smashed his eighth homer of the year to pull the Pirates within one run in the sixth inning of a winning effort. Although he's hitting just .268 on the year, he hit .290 in July while starting August off on the right note.
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