Freitas went 2-for-3 with a double in a loss to the Orioles on Tuesday. Just recalled from Triple-A Tacoma, Freitas came through with one of only two multi-hit efforts for the Mariners. The 29-year-old excelled with the Rainiers, but his playing time during September is expected to be sporadic with both Mike Zunino and Chris Herrmann ahead of him.
Freitas was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. Freitas had a couple stints in the majors this season but only managed a .549 OPS in 78 at-bats. The 29-year-old crushed the ball for the Rainiers this season, slashing .349/.428/.527, and will serve as the Mariners' third catcher for their potential playoff push.
Freitas was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday. Freitas' demotion comes after No. 1 backstop Mike Zunino (ankle) was activated from the 10-day disabled list. During his two-and-a-half-week stint with the Mariners, Freitas appeared in six games, going 2-for-18 at the plate.
Freitas went 2-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk in a win over the Angels on Wednesday. The backup catcher took Jaime Barria deep for his first round tripper of the season in the third inning, opening the scoring on the night. Freitas and Chris Herrmann are currently holding down the fort behind the dish while Mike Zunino (ankle) remains out. However, with Zunino likely back in time to start the second half of the season July 20, Freitas is presumably a candidate to return to Triple-A Tacoma in a corresponding move.
Freitas was recalled by the Mariners on Thursday. With Mike Zunino (ankle) heading to the disabled list, the Mariners replenished their catching depth by bringing Freitas up from Triple-A Tacoma. Freitas has 67 plate appearances with the Mariners this season, posting a .217/.299/.283 slash line with four doubles. He figures to serve as the backup to Chris Herrmann during Zunino's stint on the DL.