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Freddie Freeman Will Return to the Dodgers Lineup This Weekend, Says Dave Roberts

Freddie Freeman’s hamstring has been one of the most talked about issues at Dodgers camp over the past 48 hours. Freeman was forced out of Canada’s World Baseball Classic game on Tuesday with “tightness” in his hamstring, however, the good news came in yesterday as manager Dave Roberts described the injury as “mild.”

Then, even more good news came in on Thursday, as Roberts spoke to the media, and laid out the plan for Freeman to return to action. And he says Freeman is going to be in the lineup this weekend.

On Saturday, Roberts expects Freeman to play as the designated hitter. And on Sunday, he’s going to be in the lineup back at his normal first base (per Kirsten Watson of SNLA).

That’s about as good as the news can get for Freeman and the Dodgers. There’s always a lot of concern when it comes to hamstrings, but it’s nice to know Freeman’s injury is not serious, and he’ll be back in the lineup in the next couple days.

The Dodgers wouldn’t be playing him in a spring training game if there was even the slightest but of concern, so it’s nice to hear Freeman dodged a potentially more serious injury and is perfectly healthy heading into the new season.

The Dodgers have been hit with quite the injury bug this spring, but fortunately, Freeman avoided the bad luck.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

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