Freddie Bynum (Freddie Lee Bynum) was born on March 15, 1980 in Wilson, North Carolina. He made his Major League debut on August 30, 2005 for the Oakland Athletics. In 2006, his rookie year, he hit .257 with 4 home runs and 12 RBI. Bynum played for the Oakland Athletics and Chicago Cubs over the course of his 2 year career.
Selected by Oakland Athletics in the 2nd round of the free-agent draft (June 5, 2000 - signed June 19, 2000).
Traded by Oakland Athletics to Chicago Cubs as part of 3-team trade in which Chicago Cubs sent John Koronka and cash to Texas Rangers; Oakland Athletics sent John Rheinecker to Texas Rangers; and Texas Rangers sent Juan Dominguez to Oakland Athletics (March 31, 2006).