Popular in the Nationals clubhouse and among Washington fans, Moore was out of minor-league options and was outrighted to Triple-A Friday after going unclaimed on waivers. He had a $900,000 guaranteed contract after being first-time eligible for arbitration, and the Braves are responsible for that salary whether he’s in the majors or minors.
Moore was 4-for-31 (.129) this spring with a double, two homers, three walks and six strikeouts.
Unlike Moore, Freiman had no roots with the team that traded him. The 6-foot-8 Duke graduate signed with the Braves as a minor league free agent in December after being released by Oakland.
Freiman hit .256 with nine homers and a .717 OPS in 301 plate appearances for the Athletics in parts of two major league seasons, and the non-roster invitee was 3-for-25 (.120) in spring training for the Braves with one homer, three walks and eight strikeouts in 13 games before being sent to minor league camp.