|Aug. 22 12:16 PM PT1:16 PM MT2:16 PM CT3:16 PM ET15:16 ET19:16 GMT3:16 12:16 PM MST2:16 PM EST2:46 PM VEN23:16 UAE2:16 PM CT-The Pirates have signed Freese to a two-year contract extension that contains a club option for the 2019 season.
Analysis: Signed to a one-year, $3 million deal in March, Freese is putting together his best season since hitting .293 with 20 home runs and 79 RBIs with St. Louis in 2012. The 33-year-old owns a .276 average with 12 homers and 49 RBIs in 107 games, splitting time between third and first base.
|Aug. 11 4:26 PM PT5:26 PM MT6:26 PM CT7:26 PM ET19:26 ET23:26 GMT7:26 4:26 PM MST6:26 PM EST6:56 PM VEN3:26 UAE (+1)6:26 PM CT-Freese went 2 for 4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored Thursday,
Analysis: He's 5 for 11 over his last three games after batting .183 in his previous 18 contests.
|Aug. 9 8:11 PM PT9:11 PM MT10:11 PM CT11:11 PM ET23:11 ET3:11 GMT11:11 8:11 PM MST10:11 PM EST10:41 PM VEN7:11 UAE (+1)10:11 PM CT-Freese had three hits and scored three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the San Diego Padres 6-4 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Perhaps this will get Freese going after he'd hit just .183 over his last 18 games.
|Aug. 6 8:47 PM PT9:47 PM MT10:47 PM CT11:47 PM ET23:47 ET3:47 GMT11:47 8:47 PM MST10:47 PM EST11:17 PM VEN7:47 UAE (+1)10:47 PM CT-Freese was removed from the game Saturday in the seventh inning with left elbow discomfort. He did not play Sunday.
Analysis: Freese's status is uncertain at this point. He's batting .277 with 11 homers and 43 RBIs this season.
|Aug. 5 8:48 AM PT9:48 AM MT10:48 AM CT11:48 AM ET11:48 ET15:48 GMT23:48 8:48 AM MST10:48 AM EST11:18 AM VEN19:48 UAE10:48 AM CT-Freese hit his 11th homer of the season in Thursday's loss to Atlanta.
Analysis: It was Freese's first homer in 16 games, a span in which he's batted just .182.
|July 8 8:03 PM PT9:03 PM MT10:03 PM CT11:03 PM ET23:03 ET3:03 GMT11:03 8:03 PM MST10:03 PM EST10:33 PM VEN7:03 UAE (+1)10:03 PM CT-Freese homered for one of his two hits Friday.
Analysis: He is 13 for 33 with four home runs and eight RBIs during a nine-game hitting streak.
|June 27 10:51 PM PT11:51 PM MT12:51 AM CT1:51 AM ET1:51 ET5:51 GMT13:51 10:51 PM MST12:51 AM EST1:21 AM VEN9:51 UAE12:51 AM CT-Freese helped send Clayton Kershaw to his first loss since April by delivering a three-run double in Sunday's game against the Dodgers.
Analysis: Freese continues to crush left-handed pitching, as he's hit .360 with a 1.009 OPS against southpaws. He's worth a play when the Pirates are matched up against a lefty.
|June 10 9:16 AM PT10:16 AM MT11:16 AM CT12:16 PM ET12:16 ET16:16 GMT0:16 9:16 AM MST11:16 AM EST11:46 AM VEN20:16 UAE11:16 AM CT-Freese clubbed a three-run home run in Thursday's 11-5 loss at Colorado.
Analysis: Freese is batting .370 with two homers, three doubles and seven RBIs over his last seven games. He has five home runs on the season.
|May 31 12:52 PM PT1:52 PM MT2:52 PM CT3:52 PM ET15:52 ET19:52 GMT3:52 12:52 PM MST2:52 PM EST3:22 PM VEN23:52 UAE2:52 PM CT-Freese collected four hits and a pair of RBIs in Monday's win at Miami.
Analysis: The veteran has been a solid pickup for the Pirates but hasn't put up inspiring fantasy numbers, having generated just four homers and 18 RBIs. He's 8 for 18 over his last four games, though.
|May 28 8:23 AM PT9:23 AM MT10:23 AM CT11:23 AM ET11:23 ET15:23 GMT23:23 8:23 AM MST10:23 AM EST10:53 AM VEN19:23 UAE10:23 AM CT-Freese was 3 for 5 on Friday night.
Analysis: Freese has crushed lefties for a .357 average.
|Apr. 25 8:23 AM PT9:23 AM MT10:23 AM CT11:23 AM ET11:23 ET15:23 GMT23:23 8:23 AM MST10:23 AM EST10:53 AM VEN19:23 UAE10:23 AM CT-Freese went 3 for 5 with two RBIs on Sunday.
Analysis: Freese doubled three times after he had one extra-base hit in his previous seven games.
|Apr. 15 3:01 PM PT4:01 PM MT5:01 PM CT6:01 PM ET18:01 ET22:01 GMT6:01 3:01 PM MST5:01 PM EST5:31 PM VEN2:01 UAE (+1)5:01 PM CT-Freese was 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI in Thursday's loss to Detroit.
Analysis: Freese is 5 for his last 8 and is batting .342 in his first 10 games with his new club.
|Apr. 14 2:26 PM PT3:26 PM MT4:26 PM CT5:26 PM ET17:26 ET21:26 GMT5:26 2:26 PM MST4:26 PM EST4:56 PM VEN1:26 UAE (+1)4:26 PM CT-Freese went 2 for 3 on Wednesday.
Analysis: He also walked and scored a run.
|Mar. 11 3:59 PM PT4:59 PM MT5:59 PM CT6:59 PM ET18:59 ET23:59 GMT7:59 4:59 PM MST6:59 PM EST7:29 PM VEN3:59 UAE (+1)5:59 PM CT-Freese and the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract.
Analysis: The 32-year-old, an All-Star with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012, hit .257 with 27 doubles, 14 homers and 56 RBIs last year with the Los Angeles Angels. He has a .276 career average with 68 homers and 348 RBIs for St. Louis (2009-13) and the Angels (2014-15). Freese was MVP of the NL Championship Series and World Series in 2011, when he hit .397 with five homers and 21 RBIs during the postseason.