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June 1, 2021 06:28 PM
Reds' Mike Freeman: Recalled by Reds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Reds recalled Freeman from Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Freeman will fill the roster spot of Michael Feliz, who goes to the injured list for undisclosed reasons. After narrowly missing out on a big-league roster spot in spring training, Freeman has struggled with a .208 average in 48 Triple-A at-bats this season. He'll serve as additional infield depth for however long he remains with the Reds.

March 29, 2021 01:36 PM
Reds' Mike Freeman: Denied roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Reds reassigned Freeman to their minor-league camp Monday.

Freeman had been in contention for a utility role on the Reds' Opening Day roster, but his demotion leaves Kyle Farmer and Alex Blandino as the main contenders for one or two available reserve jobs in the infield.

March 13, 2021 05:32 PM
Reds' Mike Freeman: Sent to Cincinnati
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman was traded from Cleveland to Cincinnati in exchange for cash considerations Friday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

The move could be a good one for Freeman, as the Reds have a very uninspiring mix of options at shortstop, featuring players such as Jose Garcia, Kyle Farmer, Kyle Holder and Dee Strange-Gordon. Of course, Freeman isn't a particularly exciting option himself. His career .232/.315/.330 slash line fits right in with the aforementioned group, so there's no particular reason to believe he'll move to the forefront. Even if he does carve out a regular role, it's hard to envision him posting the kind of numbers that would help most fantasy teams.

February 4, 2021 01:12 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Back in Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman re-signed with Cleveland on a minor-league deal Thursday.

The contract includes an invitation to big-league camp, where Freeman should be in the running for a bench spot. He's filled that role on and off in Cleveland for the last two seasons, hitting a passable .270/.352/.377 in 256 plate appearances.

October 31, 2020 05:44 PM
Mike Freeman: Elects free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman elected free agency Saturday rather than accept an outright assignment to Triple-A Columbus.

Freeman filled a bench role for Cleveland during the abbreviated 2020 campaign, hitting a modest .237/.302/.316 in his 43 trips to the plate. That slash line looks a whole lot like his career .232/.315/.330 career marks, meaning the 33-year-old will almost certainly be searching for a minor-league deal this winter.

October 31, 2020 10:36 AM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus on Friday.

Freeman provided defensive versatility for Cleveland in 2020, but he only logged 38 at-bats, slashing .237/.302/.316 with three RBI and 11 strikeouts. The 31-year-old was more effective at the plate in 2019, and another team could take a chance on him to serve as a defensive option at multiple positions.

September 18, 2020 02:44 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Remains in minor role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman has started just eight games this season and managed just three in Cleveland's last 21 contests.

Cleveland's infield has stayed very healthy this season, so bench players like Freeman haven't been needed much. A total of eight starts in the infield have gone to players other than Opening Day starters Carlos Santana, Cesar Hernandez, Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor. Freeman has received five of them, with Yu Chang receiving three. Freeman has done little of note in his limited playing time, hitting .229/.300/.314 through 40 plate appearances.

July 22, 2020 08:08 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Secures roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman will be included on the Indians' 30-man, Opening Day roster, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

The 32-year-old was in close competition with Christian Arroyo in spring training to make the original Opening Day roster, and both players will be present in the team's initial 30-man group. Freeman had a solid showing in his first significant major-league action in 2019, posting a .752 OPS with four home runs and 24 RBI in 213 plate appearances.

June 28, 2020 07:16 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Invited to summer camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman will be a part of the Indians' 60-man player pool this season.

While Freeman isn't on the 40-man roster, he had impressed enough in spring training that he may have broken camp with the big club under normal circumstances. The Indians were initially going to have to choose between rostering Freeman or Christian Arroyo, but now they will be able to find MLB playing time for both utility infielders this season.

March 26, 2020 12:16 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Could make roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman was in a tight race with Christian Arroyo for the utility infielder spot when camp was suspended, Mandy Bell of reports.

The Indians designated him for assignment early in the offseason when they brought in Emmanuel Clase and Delino DeShields, but Freeman has a lot of respect in the clubhouse after being something of an unsung hero in 2019. He hit .286/.400/.381 with zero home runs, six strikeouts and four walks in 25 plate appearances this spring. While Arroyo is on the 40-man roster and might be the better hitter, Freeman is the superior defender, and might be a more trusted by manager Terry Francona.

December 21, 2019 02:40 AM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman was sent outright to Triple-A Columbus on Friday, Paul Hoynes of reports.

Per Hoynes, Freeman has until Sunday to accept his assignment to Triple-A Columbus before becoming a free agent. He hit .277 with four home runs and 24 RBI with Cleveland over 75 games a season ago.

December 15, 2019 03:12 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Loses roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Indians designated Freeman for assignment Sunday.

Freeman became a casualty after the Indians needed to open up spots on the 40-man roster for trade pickups Delino DeShields and Emmanuel Clase, who were acquired from the Rangers on Sunday in exchange for Corey Kluber. The 32-year-old Freeman posted a serviceable .752 OPS across 213 plate appearances in 2019 and has the ability to play multiple positions, so he could draw interest elsewhere via waivers.

September 28, 2019 01:28 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman is not in the lineup Saturday against Washington.

Freeman had moved into a starting role at second base, starting each of the previous five games. Andrew Velasquez gets the nod at the keystone in his absence.

August 28, 2019 04:28 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Sitting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman is not in the lineup Wednesday against Detroit.

Freeman seemed like a potential replacement for Jose Ramirez (hand) at third base, but he's been on the bench for two of the three games since Ramirez hit the injured list. Yu Chang gets the nod at the hot corner again Wednesday even with a righty (Jordan Zimmermann) starting for the Tigers.

August 25, 2019 04:48 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: May be main replacement for Ramirez
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Freeman will be on the bench for a sixth straight game, but his time as a lightly used reserve could be over after Jose Ramirez was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a fractured hand. The Indians recalled infielder Yu Chang from Triple-A Columbus and will hand him a start at third base in the series finale, but his entry into the lineup is most likely the result of the Tribe facing a left-hander (Eric Skoglund). The lefty-hitting Freeman profiles as the next man up behind Ramirez, so expect him to occupy the larger side of a platoon with Chang at the hot corner. Freeman has slashed a respectable .283/.371/.442 across 137 plate appearances this season.

August 12, 2019 04:12 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Seeing little action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman remains out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Red Sox.

With the surging Indians tied with the Twins for first place in the American League Central, manager Terry Francona is expected to ride his everyday players hard until the team punches its ticket to the postseason. That mindset will likely continue to result in scant opportunities for reserve options like Freeman, who has started just once in the past two weeks.

July 16, 2019 01:44 AM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Knocks two-run shot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Monday's 8-6 win over Detroit.

Freeman's second-inning blast off Tigers starter Daniel Norris opened the game's scoring. It was his third long ball of the season after entering 2019 with just one in his career. He's registered a solid .839 OPS in 90 plate appearances.

June 25, 2019 11:40 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Pops homer in rare start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman got the start in left field Tuesday and hit ninth, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run in an 8-6 loss to the Royals.

The homer was just the second of the season for the 31-year-old utility player, but Freeman has been taking advantage of his opportunities lately, collecting two hits in each of his three starts over the last week. He's now slashing .273/.380/.409 in a meager 82 plate appearances on the year, and his recent semi-surge in playing time isn't likely to last.

June 9, 2019 12:24 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Seeing little action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman remains out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.

Freeman hasn't drawn any starts since May 31 and has made only one appearance off the bench in the subsequent seven games without logging an at-bat. He'll continue to see minimal opportunities while the everyday infield quartet of Carlos Santana, Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez is healthy.

May 12, 2019 03:20 PM
Indians' Mike Freeman: Hitting second
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman will bat second and man second base Sunday against the Athletics, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Freeman will replace Jason Kipnis at the keystone while also assuming Kipnis' usual spot in the batting order. It's the most favorable assignment to date for Freeman, who had hit either seventh or ninth in each of his previous seven starts this season.

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