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Freddie Freeman’s Hamstring Injury Feels Better, Shouldn’t Keep Him Out of Dodgers Lineup Much Longer

Dodgers superstar first baseman Freddie Freeman gave Dodger fans quite the scare when he left Tuesday’s World Baseball Classic game with an apparent hamstring injury. Fortunately, manager Dave Roberts spoke to the media on Wednesday, and said it’s just a mild hamstring issue, and Freeman should be good to go by Opening Day, and likely much sooner.

On Wednesday, Freeman also spoke to the media, and confirmed Roberts’ statement about him being ready much sooner than Opening Day. Freeman said he’s already feeling better today, and is planning on hitting in the cage soon and maybe getting into a Cactus League game this weekend (per Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register).

Freeman said he felt tightness on his swing in Tuesday’s game, and decided to leave the game after the pain persisted. However, he said he played a half-inning of defense with the injury, but left knowing Opening Day is nearing and he couldn’t risk anything (per Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times).

“With Opening Day two weeks away, I was a little nervous if I had gotten on base and had to go first to third or first to home,” Freeman said.

It’s nice to know Freeman was being extra cautious in this situation, and knows he has to be ready for the Dodgers come Opening Day. It’s also nice to know that he (nor Roberts) is very worried about the situation, and that Freeman should be good to go in the next few days for LA. It’s sad that Freeman couldn’t finish up the WBC with Team Canada, but I’m sure he’s relieved knowing this wasn’t a serious injury.

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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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