Freiman, 29, signed on with Atlanta in December after having a disappointing year for the Athletics’ Triple- A affiliate. In 305 plate appearances for Triple-A Nashville, the first baseman slashed just .220/.279/.321. His last major league stint came in 2014 when he appeared in 36 games (93 plate appearances) for the A’s in 2014, slashing .218/.269/.448 with five homers. Freiman had hoped to crack the roster in Atlanta, but he’ll now look to get back to the big leagues with the Nats.
Moore was put on waivers and then outrighted by Washington earlier this week, so it was pretty apparent that the out-of-options Moore was no longer in the team’s plans. In four years as a bench bat in D.C., Moore hit .228/.281/.401 over 649 PA, with virtually equal numbers against both lefty and righty pitching. Moore has played almost exclusively at first base and left field during his career, though he’s also appeared in nine games in right and worked out briefly as a third baseman this spring.