Freeman cleared waivers Tuesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. Freeman was designated for assignment Sunday. With all 29 other teams passing during the waiver process -- unsurprising for a 34-year-old with a career .225/.306/.306 slash line -- Freeman will remain in the organization.
The Reds designated Freeman for assignment Sunday. He'll surrender his spot on the 40-man roster to infielder/outfielder Nick Senzel (knee), who was reinstated from the 60-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Louisville in a corresponding move. Assuming he clears waivers within the next few days, Freeman should stick around with Senzel in Louisville after he was previously optioned to the affiliate Aug. 6. Over 37 games at the big-league level this season, the journeyman utility player slashed an unremarkable .186/.262/.186 in 65 plate appearances.
Freeman was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Friday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Freeman had been filling almost exclusively a bench role, starting just once in the Reds' last 16 games. He'll make way on the roster for Mike Moustakas (heel), who returned from the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Freeman will start at third base and bat eighth Sunday against the Cardinals. Freeman will pick up his second start of the second half after previously filling in for Kyle Farmer at shortstop in a July 18 loss to the Brewers. The veteran utility man is slashing .200/.286/.200 across 56 plate appearances on the season.
Freeman will start at shortstop and bat eighth Monday against the Phillies. Freeman will enter the lineup for the first time since June 16 and will pick up just his second start in the Reds' last 20 games. The 33-year-old utility man is unlikely to pick up regular starts at any point this season unless the Reds are missing multiple everyday infielders due to injury.