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Freddie Freeman Perfect in Return to Dodgers, On Track for Opening Day

Freddie Freeman got in his first game since a hamstring injury forced him off Team Canada’s roster in the World Baseball Classic. Batting second for the Dodgers on Saturday, he went 2-2 with a walk and a run scored showing no signs of lingering soreness from earlier in the week.

After the game, he told reporters he held nothing back on the field.

“I checked all the boxes I needed to today. I didn’t baby it at all. I ran curves on a back field and ran as hard as I could and made it through that. I came in today and wasn’t really that sore. If I was going to baby it, then I shouldn’t have been out there.”

Via Mike DiGiovanna, LA Times

Freeman played DH on Saturday and is back in the lineup at first base against the Oakland A’s at Camelback Ranch on Sunday. He’s gotten off to a hot start this spring, hitting .421 with 3 home runs and 8 runs batted in 8 games. He added 2 hits and an RBI while playing in the WBC as well.

The veteran expressed his disappointment for not being able to see it through with Team Canada. But now he’s healthy and back where he belongs.

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Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor and manager of, and a host and analyst on DN's Blue Heaven podcast live stream. Since joining Dodgers Nation, Clint has helped grow the site into a top-50 baseball website in the world. He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future. He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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