The Cleveland Guardians have brought up Tyler Freeman, but now what?. The Cleveland Guardians have promoted top prospect, Tyler Freeman, to the Major League club after having a heck of a 2022 season in Triple-A Columbus. Freeman made his Major League debut in the finale of the Arizona Diamondbacks game and with the recent trend of minor leaguers getting the call-up, it doesn’t seem likely that this is a short-stint for Freeman.
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - No. 6 prospect Tyler Freeman was smiling ear-to-ear as he finally made his MLB debut for the Cleveland Guardians on Aug. 3. However, the Guards had to option utility player Ernie Clement to Columbus to make room on the 26-man roster so they could recall Freeman from AAA.
The Guardians called up infield prospect Tyler Freeman for his major league debut and optioned infielder Ernie Clement to Triple-A Columbus in his place, per a team announcement. (Zack Meisel of The Athletic first reported that Freeman was being called up.) Freeman is already on the 40-man roster, so the Guardians didn’t need to make any additional transactions to accommodate the move.
Tyler Freeman got his first hit as a Guardian in the sixth inning of Wednesday's game.
CLEVELAND – Jokes in baseball are as common as scratching and spitting. Guardians infielder Tyler Freeman made his MLB debut Wednesday afternoon in a 7-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Progressive Field one day after being the subject of a prank. ...
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Tyler Freeman hustled into second base Tuesday, taking advantage of a bad throw by Rochester RedWings right fielder Donovan Casey with some good, fundamental baserunning. When he arrived back in the dugout at the end of the fourth inning, Columbus Clippers manager Andy Tracy benched him.
CLEVELAND — While it was a relatively quiet trade deadline for the Cleveland Guardians, it appears that reinforcements are nonetheless on the way. Ahead of Wednesday's 1:10 p.m. ET matchup against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Progressive Field, the Guardians announced that they have promoted infielder Tyler Freeman to their big league roster. The 23-year-old Freeman will make his Major League debut playing third base as Jose Ramirez serves as Cleveland's designated hitter and batting seventh on Wednesday.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Guardians No. 6 prospect Tyler Freeman joined the team Wednesday to make his major league debut against the Diamondbacks. Cleveland promoted the 23-year-old infielder from Triple-A Columbus and optioned utility infielder Ernie Clement to the Clippers prior to its series finale against Arizona. Freeman becomes the...
The Guardians plan to call up Freeman from Triple-A Columbus prior to Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports. Cleveland isn't be known to be dealing with any injuries to its infielders, so Freeman's promotion may just be a matter of the organization rewarding him for his hot hitting at Columbus of late. Though he owns a .735 OPS for the season at Triple-A, Freeman recorded hits in all but one of his last 15 starts while slashing .400/.478/.500 with two home runs, three stolen bases and a 6:5 BB:K over that stretch. Freeman, who has picked up starts at second base, third base and shortstop at Triple-A this season, could unseat Ernie Clement as Cleveland's top utility infielder.
The Guardians recalled Freeman from Triple-A Columbus ahead of Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks. He'll start at third base and bat seventh in his MLB debut. Cleveland optioned Ernie Clement to Columbus in a corresponding move, and Freeman is expected to take over Clement's role as the Guardians' top utility infielder. In Wednesday's series finale, Jose Ramirez is getting a day out of the field and handling the designated-hitter role, and he could find himself in a non-defensive role more frequently in the wake of Franmil Reyes being optioned to Triple-A on Tuesday. If that ends up being the case, Freeman could have a path to play regularly at the hot corner, but the 23-year-old will have to perform well to ensure he sticks in the everyday lineup. Over 343 plate appearances at Triple-A this season, Freeman turned in a .279/.371/.364 slash line with six home runs and six stolen bases.