Freddie Freeman went yard for the 7th time this season, a solo-shot, for his only hit in three at-bats to go with one walk in the losing effort to the Giants on Monday.
Although Freeman has been slumping of late, he is now the proud owner of a .302 average with seven home runs and 21 RBI through his first 142 at-bats. Monday night's home run was just his first since April 26, but is now sitting on a 20.3 AB/HR which would be a career high if he was able to keep up this pace. Fantasy owners have to be pleased with his production thus far as he continues to be one o the best first base options in the early going. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
The Rangers released Ryan Ludwick on Sunday.
Ludwick was notified a couple days back that he would not be making the big-league team and was allowed to search for another team. He has struggled in Spring Training and hasn't been able to get over the .700 OPS mark the last two seasons. The Rangers will look internally to create outfield options for the 2015 season. Analysis: Rob Trayah