Nate Freiman ... we hardly knew ya.
LONG ISLAND DUCKS: The Pond Suffers Power Loss.
First baseman Nate Freiman, who was being counted on to provide a slugging threat in the middle of Long Island's batting order, had his contract purchased on Saturday by los Pericos de Puebla of the triple-A Mexican League.
This is the second time in as many seasons Nate has been snatched away from Long Island. He was lost to the Portland Sea Dogs of the Boston Red Sox organization last year after hitting a pair of home runs in just six games. Through the first ten games of this season, Freiman was tied for the Atlantic League lead with four home runs in just 28 at-bats.
In just 14 games and 49 overall at-bats for the Ducks, Freiman hit six home runs with 10 RBI. Last year, he hit 11 home runs with 60 RBI in 311 at-bats for the double-A Sea Dogs.
Marc Krauss has started the last two games at first base in Freiman's place.
Ten games into the regular season, the Atlantic League is riddled with parity. The Bluefish and Patriots lead the circuit with six victories, while last year's championship series combatants, the Skeeters and Ducks, each have six losses.
With a .433 average, Elmer Reyes is second in the league in batting. Catcher Alex Burg is tied for fourth with seven RBI.
The Flock is back on the road, opening up a four game series in York against the Revolution, with a brunch/dinnertime doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday.