Former Fort Wayne TinCaps 1B Nate Freiman is making the most of his starts for Israel in the World Baseball Classic’s qualifying round. After homering twice in Wednesday’s 7-3 win over South Africa, the San Diego Padres prospect hit two more in today’s 4-2 win over Spain.
He batted third and played first base in both games.
Freiman hit .294 with 14 HR and 84 RBI in 136 games with the 2010 Fort Wayne TinCaps. He spent this year in Class AA, hitting .298 with 24 HR and 105 RBI in 137 games with the San Antonio Missions.
First MLB start for Triunfel
Former Wisconsin Timber Rattlers SS Carlos Triunfel is slated to make his first major-league start tonight for the Seattle Mariners. He hit .309 in 43 games with the 2007 T-Rats.
Brewers acquire Torrealba
The Toronto Blue Jays traded Yorvit Torrealba to the Milwaukee Brewers for cash. The catcher played one game in the Midwest League, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout for the 1996 Burlington Bees.