The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired David Freese from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday for minor league infielder Jesus Manuel Valdez.

Freese, who is hitting .283/.337/.447 this season, will serve as a right-handed hitting platoon option at first base. He may also occasionally play third.

"He's a veteran presence, offensive, great clubhouse guy," Dave Roberts said. "Our guys [in the front office] have done a great job supporting us, and I'm really excited to have him."