Freese announced his retirement on his personal Twitter feed Saturday.
The 36-year-old appeared in four games in the NLDS this postseason, going 4-for-8 with two runs scored over the series. Over his 11-year career, Freese recorded a slash line of .277/.351/.423 with 113 home runs, 1,041 hits and 535 RBI. Freese was named the World Series MVP in 2011 while playing for the Cardinals.
Freese is starting at first base in Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Nationals, batting second.
Manager Dave Roberts indicated Wednesday that Freese would likely start Thursday, but he will officially bat second against southpaw Patrick Corbin and play first base. Max Muncy will shift to second base with Gavin Lux on the bench Thursday.
Manager Dave Roberts said Freese will be in the lineup for Game 1 of the NLDS versus the Nationals on Thursday, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
Lefty Patrick Corbin with take the mound for the Nationals in the series opener, providing Freese the chance to start, likely at first base. The veteran infielder was limited to 186 plate appearances this season but looked great with a .315/.403/.599 slash line and 11 home runs in 79 games.
Freese hit a solo home run in his only at-bat in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.
Freese came on as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning and launched a ball over the wall in right center field for his 11th long ball of the season. The 36-year-old has shown no signs of rust since coming off the injured list Monday, going 2-for-3 with a pair of homers and a walk in three games.
Freese went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in a victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Freese made his return to the lineup after missing 34 games with a strained left hamstring and contributed immediately, plating the Dodgers' first run with a solo shot to center field in the first inning. He had just one more at-bat, however, exiting for a pinch hitter in the sixth with a right-hander on the mound. Freese has been a valuable bench player and occasional starter for Los Angeles this season, slashing .303/.400/.509 with 10 homers and 28 RBI in 165 plate appearances.
Freese (hamstring) was activated off the 10-day injured list and is starting at first base and batting second Sunday at Arizona, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
Freese returns to action after missing over five weeks with the left hamstring strain, and he'll immediately slot into the starting nine. The 36-year-old has a .300/.399/.579 slash line in 163 plate appearances this season and could see a decent workload while Max Muncy remains on the injured list with a small wrist fracture.
Freese (hamstring) will be activated from the injured list and in the starting lineup Sunday, Jake Rill of MLB.com reports.
Manager Dave Roberts indicated that Freese will immediately be starting upon his return from a left hamstring strain. With Max Muncy (wrist) placed on the 10-day injured list Friday, Freese may be called upon to assume regular first-base duties for the next few weeks. The 36-year-old is hitting .300 with nine homers and 27 RBI in 140 at-bats this season.
Freese (hamstring) will be activated Sept. 1, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Freese was placed on the 10-day injured list July 26 with a strained left hamstring. He has been ramping up his activity of late, taking part in infield drills and running bases. He will likely resume his role as a pinch hitter and occasional starter at first base upon his return.
Freese (hamstring) ran bases Thursday, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
Freese has been readying himself for a September return, participating in infield drills Wednesday and testing his hamstring with light base running Thursday. The 36-year-old was hitting .300 with nine home runs and 27 RBI in 140 at-bats prior to landing on the injured list July 26.
Freese (hamstring) may not return until the start of September, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Freese landed on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain July 26 and has yet to be given an official timetable for his return. The acquisition of Tyler White prior to the trade deadline will help the Dodgers avoid rushing back the veteran infielder.
Freese was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a left hamstring strain, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Freese has been out of the lineup since July 17, though he's made five appearances off the bench since that start. Tyler White -- acquired via trade Thursday -- takes his place on the 25-man roster.
Freese will start at first base and bat third Sunday against the Red Sox, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
After two turns as the designated hitter in the first two games in Boston, Freese will occupy a spot in the field while Joc Pederson receives the day off. Once the Dodgers resume play in National League parks, Freese will likely only find himself in the lineup against left-handed pitching.
Freese (hamstring) was activated from the 10-day injured list Monday.
Freese landed on the injured list with a left hamstring strain in late June. He finished the first half with a strong .308/.407/.592 line and should reprise his role on the short side of a platoon at first place once play resumes after the All-Star break.
Freese (hamstring) is likely to be activated off the 10-day injured list after the All-Star break Friday at Boston, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
Freese was originally expected to rejoin the active roster sometime this week, but he worked out at Dodger Stadium prior to Saturday's game and will instead take a few extra days to get fully healthy. Per Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, the veteran infielder will not require a rehab assignment and will return straight to the majors.
Freese (hamstring) may not return until after the All-Star break, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Previous reports had Freese returning sometime this week. It's unclear if there's been a minor setback or if the Dodgers simply decided to give him another few days to rest rather than bringing him back for just a game or two.
Freese (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the injured list sometime next week, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
He has increased his running in workouts and should return before the All-Star break. The Dodgers have a homestand against the Diamondbacks and Padres next week. Once healthy, Freese should see action against left-handed pitchers.
Freese (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday, retroactive to June 21, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Freese had reportedly been battling knee issues in recent days, but it's a left hamstring strain that has him headed to the 10-day IL retroactive to June 21. Will Smith has been recalled back to the big club from Triple-A Oklahoma City in a corresponding move.
Freese (knee) was not available off the bench Saturday and could be placed on the 10-day injured list, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Freese last saw game action Thursday, when he went 1-for-5 against the Giants, but he's apparently not fully recovered from the knee soreness that bothered him earlier in June. At the very least, the 36-year-old seems unlikely to play Sunday versus the Rockies if a trip to the IL is truly in play.
Freese went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs in the Dodgers' 7-3 win over the Cubs on Thursday.
Freese battled a sore knee earlier in the week that kept him on the bench, but he looks just fine as he cranked a pinch-hit home run on Tuesday and checked in with another long ball in the fifth inning of Thursday's contest against the Cubs. The 36-year-old has his slash line up to an impressive .308/.419/.635 over 104 at-bats on the season.
Freese (knee) is starting at first base and hitting third Thursday against the Cubs, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Freese has been sidelined since Monday with a sore knee, but he hit a solo home run as a pinch hitter Tuesday and has been cleared to rejoin the starting nine after Wednesday's off day. The veteran infielder, who is hitting .255/.406/.509 with three homers in 67 plate appearances against lefties this season, will face southpaw Jon Lester on Thursday.
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