It's been a busy week for Tyler Moore, on paper at least. The 29-year-old first baseman/outfielder was placed on and cleared waivers earlier this week and was then outrighted off the Washington Nationals' 40-Man roster to Triple-A Syracuse and now the Nationals have announced that they've dealt the 2008 16th Round pick to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for 29-year-old first baseman Nate Freiman.
Freiman, originally an '09 San Diego Padres' 8th Round pick was selected by the Houston Astros in the Rule 5 Draft in 2012, and selected off waivers by the Oakland A's in March 2013.
In 116 games and 301 plate appearances combined over two years in the majors with the Athletics (2013-14), the 6'8'', right-handed swinging and throwing first baseman put up a combined .256/.309/.408 line with 18 doubles and 10 home runs.
He spent the 2015 campaign at Triple-A in the A's organization, putting up a .220/.279/.321 line with 14 doubles and four home runs in 79 games and 305 PAs.
Freiman signed with the Braves as a free agent this winter after he was released by the A's.
In four major league seasons with the Nationals, after making his MLB debut in 2012, coming off the bench for the NL East champion Nats, Moore put up a combined .228/.281/.401 line with 32 doubles and 24 HRs in 649 PAs.
In 18 games in Grapefruit League action before he was placed on waivers and outrighted, Moore was 4 for 31 (.129/.206/.355) with a double, two home runs, three walks and six Ks.
The Nationals announced the trade on Twitter this afternoon:
The #Nats have acquired minor league 1B Nate Freiman from the #Braves in exchange for INF/OF Tyler Moore.— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) March 27, 2016