David Freitas
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David Freitas

David Freitas
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Freitas with the San Antonio Missions in 2019
Milwaukee Brewers - No. 20
Catcher
Born: (1989-03-18) March 18, 1989 (age 31)
Wilton, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 30, 2017, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
(through 2019 Season)
Batting average.200
Home runs1
Runs batted in8
Teams

David Freitas (born March 18, 1989) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). Freitas has previously played for the Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners.

Career

Early career

Freitas was born in Wilton, California. He attended Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove, California, and then Cosumnes River College, where he played college baseball for two years, earning All-American honors. He then transferred to the University of Hawaii, where he continued his college baseball career with the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.[1]

Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals selected Freitas in the 15th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft. Playing for the Hagerstown Suns of the Class A South Atlantic League in 2011, he started in the all-star game.[2] He began the 2012 season with the Potomac Nationals of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League.

Oakland Athletics

On August 3, 2012, the Nationals traded Freitas to the Athletics for Kurt Suzuki.[3] He split the 2013 season between the Midland RockHounds of the Class AA Texas League and the Sacramento River Cats of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League (PCL).[4]

Baltimore Orioles

The Athletics traded Freitas to the Baltimore Orioles on December 12, 2013, as the player to be named later in trade that also sent Jemile Weeks to the Orioles for Jim Johnson.[5][6] With the Orioles' organization, Freitas played for the Bowie Baysox of the Class AA Eastern League and Norfolk Tides of the Class AAA International League.[7]

Chicago Cubs

After the 2015 season, the Cubs selected Freitas in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 draft.[8] Freitas began the 2016 season with the Tennessee Smokies of the Class AA Southern League.[9] He was later promoted to the Iowa Cubs of the PCL.[7]

Atlanta Braves

In November 2016, Freitas signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves.[10] He played for the Gwinnett Braves of the International League. The Braves promoted Freitas to the major leagues on August 30, 2017, and he made his major league debut in the second game of a double header against the Philadelphia Phillies that same day.[11][12] Freitas got his first major league hit, a double in his second at-bat

Seattle Mariners

On October 27, 2017, the Seattle Mariners claimed Freitas off of waivers.[13]

Milwaukee Brewers

On April 14, 2019, the Mariners traded Freitas to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for Sal Biasi.[14] The Brewers assigned Freitas to the San Antonio Missions of the PCL.

Personal life

Freitas grew up a fan of the Athletics. David married his college sweetheart Kacee Freitas in 2013. They have a son named Owen who was born in 2015.[15]

References

  1. ^ "Who is David Freitas?". CSN Bay Area. August 4, 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Q&A: David Freitas". Elk Grove Citizen. July 5, 2011. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Nationals acquire catcher Kurt Suzuki from Athletics". MLB.com (Press release). August 3, 2012. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Elk Grove's Freitas back home with River Cats | Sports". egcitizen.com. August 15, 2013. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Connolly, Dan. "Orioles acquire minor league catcher David Freitas to complete Jim Johnson trade". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ Kruth, Cash (December 12, 2013). "O's complete Weeks deal, get Minor League catcher". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Knocking on the door of Major League Baseball | Sports". egcitizen.com. July 1, 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ Gonzales, Mark. "Cubs suffer no losses in Rule 5 draft, lose Edgar Olmos to Baltimore on waiver claim". Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "David Freitas hopes he has a home in Cubs' organization". Archive.knoxnews.com. May 22, 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ Eddy, Matt (November 21, 2016). "Minor League Transactions: Nov 12-18". baseballamerica.com. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ "Former 'Bows Catcher David Freitas called up by the Atlanta Braves". KHON2. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ "David Freitas finally gets first call to majors with Braves". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. August 30, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ Roberts, Quinn (January 20, 2016). "Mariners add David Freitas, Rob Whalen | MLB.com". M.mlb.com. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ https://sodomojo.com/2019/04/14/seattle-mariners-trade-david-freitas-milwaukee-brewers/
  15. ^ Slusser, Susan (February 27, 2013). "A's catcher David Freitas progressing". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2013.

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