One current Dodgers All-Star can’t wait to play with Jason Heyward. That man is Freddie Freeman, an old teammate of Heyward but there playing days together dates back all the way to the minor leagues.
While many fans questioned the move, Heyward comes to the team as a low-risk option despite some names left on the market. The Dodgers have signaled in so many ways that they are committed to the roster they currently have and are looking to save however they can.
The savings landed Freeman’s old teammate with the Dodgers organization, a teammate he once played with for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) December 8, 2022
Their time together was short was they both were on the 2009 Pelicans roster. Heyward reached based in 42 of 49 games and racked up 16 multi-hit games while Freeman batted a .302 with six home runs in 70 games.
Soon after, the Atlanta Braves took notice of their star power and called them both up for the 2010 season. Both players have had their fair share of success, with Freeman owning the better career, but coming back together after coming into the league together is a special feeling on its own.
It’s nice knowing the chemistry between the two vets is there, but the hope is the low risk signing can translate into some wins. The Dodgers have not done a lot right from the fans perspective this off-season and there is still some evident holes to fill.
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