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Rotowire: Jun 7 / 11:26a ET
News: Frieri cleared waivers Sunday and accepted an assignment to Triple-A Durham, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: The former Angels closer has seen his stock tumble since the start of 2014, as sky-high home-run rates continue to be his downfall. He's served up a staggering 17 long balls across just 65 innings in the majors the last two seasons, with the Rays determining that keeping him on the 40-man roster was no longer tenable. Frieri will attempt to rectify his issues with keeping the ball in the yard in the minors before earning his way back to the big leagues.
Rotowire: Jun 2 / 7:19a ET
News: Frieri was designated for assignment Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Frieri's pre-2013 track record could lead to some interest around the league, but he's struggled with walks and home runs for the last three seasons, and he hasn't even been striking out many batters this year. He has a 4.63 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 19:11 K:BB ratio through 23.1 innings, and he's already given up a whopping six home runs.
Rotowire: Apr 29 / 4:47p ET
News: Frieri collected a 13th-inning save Wednesday, working around a hit for a scoreless frame.
Impact: He's picked up a couple rogue saves now, this one because Brad Boxberger pitched the 10th inning. Boxberger's under no threat from Frieri, but it seems the veteran righty may be Tampa's second choice while Jake McGee (elbow) remains shelved.