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October 12, 2020 01:32 PM
Sam Freeman: Heads to open market
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman (elbow) cleared waivers Monday and elected free agency, Jessica Camerato of reports.

Freeman tossed five innings for the Nationals this season, allowing just one run but posting a poor 6:7 K:BB. He was shut down with an elbow issue in mid-August and eventually underwent Tommy John surgery, a procedure which will presumably keep him out for the entirety of the 2021 campaign. Freeman owns a solid 3.58 ERA in 233.2 career big-league innings, but it's not clear that any team will want to pay a 33-year-old who's thrown a total of seven innings across the last two seasons just to recover from surgery.

September 19, 2020 07:12 PM
Nationals' Sam Freeman: Recovering from Tommy John surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman underwent the second Tommy John surgery of his career recently, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Freeman hit the injured list with what was originally termed a left flexor mass strain in mid-August. The strain was evidently quite serious, and he'll now miss the entirety of the 2021 campaign in addition to the remainder of this year. The veteran also underwent the procedure as a minor leaguer back in 2010.

August 15, 2020 05:44 PM
Nationals' Sam Freeman: Transferred to 45-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman (elbow) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Friday, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

Freeman was placed on the injured list with a left flexor mass strain Thursday, but the injury was apparently more serious than originally thought as he'll now miss the remainder of the regular season. The southpaw tossed five scoreless innings across seven appearances this season but struggled to limit baserunners with a 1.80 WHIP.

August 13, 2020 11:32 AM
Nationals' Sam Freeman: Lands on IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman (elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left flexor mass strain, Jessica Camerato of reports.

Will Harris was activated from the IL in a corresponding move. Freeman reportedly felt a "pop" in his elbow during Wednesday's outing and is set to undergo an MRI on Friday to determine the severity of the injury. The 33-year-old southpaw has yet to give up a run this season, but Freeman's 6:7 K:BB through five innings suggests he's been more lucky than good.

August 13, 2020 12:00 AM
Nationals' Sam Freeman: Nursing elbow injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman "felt a pop in his elbow" on his final pitch of Wednesday's game against the Mets, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

Freeman threw 14 pitches and recorded two outs Wednesday, but he called for the athletic trainer after feeling his elbow pop. The left-hander doesn't have a timeline for his return and is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Friday.

August 12, 2020 09:20 PM
Nationals' Sam Freeman: Exits Wednesday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman was removed from Wednesday's game against the Mets with an apparent injury, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

The left-hander recorded two outs and issued a walk on 14 pitches before showing some discomfort and calling for the athletic trainer. Freeman hasn't allowed a run through five innings this season, but it's unclear when he'll next be able to take the mound.

July 23, 2020 02:52 PM
Nationals' Sam Freeman: Makes Opening Day roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals selected Freeman's contract Wednesday.

The transaction moves Freeman onto the 40-man roster and locks him in on the 30-man Opening Day roster. Over 264 career big-league appearances, the 33-year-old reliever has posted a 3.62 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and an 8.9 K/9.

June 29, 2020 08:56 AM
Nationals' Sam Freeman: Joins 60-man pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman has been added to the Nationals' 60-man player pool, Jessica Camerato of reports.

The veteran southpaw will provide some bullpen depth for the Nats. Freeman's last real success in the majors came in 2017 for Atlanta, and for his career he sports a 3.62 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 226:129 K:BB over 228.2 innings.

August 21, 2019 06:08 PM
Nationals' Sam Freeman: Signs with Nationals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Wednesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Freeman has spent most of the season in the minors, posting a 7.01 ERA, 2.03 WHIP and 42:29 K:BB across 52.2 innings with Triple-A Salt Lake. The lefty owns a career 3.62 ERA and 1.42 WHIP across parts of eight big-league seasons (228.2 innings) and will serve as bullpen depth for the Nationals.

April 27, 2019 02:40 PM
Angels' Sam Freeman: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman cleared waivers Saturday and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Following a messy performance Tuesday against the Yankees, the Angels designated Freeman for assignment. The 31-year-old has a 3.61 ERA in 226.2 career innings, but he'll have to prove himself again in the minors before returning to the big leagues.

April 24, 2019 06:40 PM
Angels' Sam Freeman: Designated for assignment
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Freeman was designated for assignment Wednesday.

Freeman gave up one run on two walks and three hits including a home run to Luke Voit in the top of the eighth inning in Tuesday's game against the Yankees. The Angels acquired Freeman after he was released by Atlanta at the end of March. In a corresponding move, Matt Ramsey's contract was selected from Triple-A Salt Lake.

April 24, 2019 12:28 PM
Angels' Sam Freeman: Contract selected by Angels
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman's contract was selected by the Angels on Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

Freeman signed a minor-league contract with the Angels in late March. The 31-year-old recorded a mediocre 4.29 ERA with the Braves last season but owns a solid 3.61 ERA over his seven-year big-league career. Luke Bard was optioned in a corresponding move.

March 27, 2019 03:28 PM
Angels' Sam Freeman: Lands with Angels
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman agreed to a minor-league contract with the Angels on Wednesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

Freeman failed to earn a roster spot with the Braves this spring and had to settle for a minor-league deal. With a 3.61 ERA in 226.2 career innings, the veteran lefty should be at least a capable option for the Angels when injuries open up a bullpen spot.

March 22, 2019 03:32 PM
Sam Freeman: Cut loose by Braves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman was released by the Braves on Friday.

The Braves outrighted Freeman to Triple-A on Thursday, but the two sides evidently elected to part ways entirely. The veteran lefty has a 3.61 ERA in parts of seven big-league seasons, which should give him a decent shot at finding a roster spot elsewhere.

March 21, 2019 03:16 PM
Braves' Sam Freeman: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

Freeman posted a lackluster 4.50 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 8:4 K:BB through eight innings this spring, resulting in his removal from the Braves' 40-man roster ahead of the season. The southpaw will provide bullpen depth for Atlanta.

January 11, 2019 03:48 PM
Braves' Sam Freeman: Signs one-year deal with Braves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman and the Braves agreed to a one-year, $1.575 million contract Friday to avoid arbitration.

Freeman threw 50.1 innings for the Braves last season, recording a 4.29 ERA. He finished with an above-average 26.9 percent strikeout rate, but his 14.8 percent walk rate was too high to make him anything more than a middle reliever.

August 19, 2018 10:00 AM
Braves' Sam Freeman: Returns from DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Braves reinstated Freeman (shoulder) from the 10-day disabled list Sunday.

Freeman wrapped up a three-game minor-league rehab assignment at Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday with a scoreless inning out of the bullpen and should settle back into a middle-relief role for the big club. The lefty, who had been sidelined since late July with shoulder inflammation, maintains a 5.45 ERA and 1.51 WHIP over 49 appearances for the Braves this season.

August 15, 2018 10:24 AM
Braves' Sam Freeman: Shifts rehab to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman (shoulder) moved his rehab assignment to Triple-A Gwinnett and tossed a scoreless inning Tuesday in his appearance against Louisville. He worked around a hit and walk and struck out a batter while capturing the win in relief.

It was the second minor-league appearance for Freeman, who has been on the disabled list since July 30 with left shoulder inflammation. Assuming he endures no setbacks in his subsequent outings at Triple-A, Freeman looks like a good bet to rejoin the Braves before the end of August. Over 49 appearances out of the big-league bullpen this season, Freeman has posted a 5.45 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 43:27 K:BB.

August 12, 2018 12:44 PM
Braves' Sam Freeman: Begins rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman (shoulder) starts a minor-league rehab assignment at Low-A Rome on Sunday, David O'Brien of The Athletic Atlanta reports.

Freeman landed on the disabled list in late July with left shoulder inflammation and should only require an outing or two in the minors. The veteran left-hander has struggled this season with a 5.45 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 43:27 K:BB over 39.2 innings.

July 30, 2018 06:28 PM
Braves' Sam Freeman: Put on DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Freeman was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to left shoulder inflammation retroactive to Sunday.

It's unclear as to when Freeman suffered the injury, though he looked shaky during both appearances against the Dodgers in Atlanta's most recent series. He will be eligible to return from the shelf Aug. 8 in Washington. In a corresponding move, Brad Brach was added to the Braves' ative roster after being acquired in a trade with Baltimore on Sunday.

Last 7 Games
08/14vs BALL 2-60.10120
08/12@ NYML 6-110.20010
08/07vs BALL 0-111.00013
08/05vs NYML 1-31.00020
07/30@ TORW 6-40.21001
07/28vs TORL 1-50.21001
07/27vs TORL 1-40.20011
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2018AAA-Gwinnett Stripers 2.02001003210.001.500
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