We’re hearing rumblings out of Philly that an update on Chase Utley’s knee is going to come this morning. I’m hearing non-specific rumblings that it’s not going to be great news.
No idea if that’s reliable or not — people are kind of freaking, so it may be hyperbole — but we’ll obviously update it when we hear something.
The Braves got a scare last night after first baseman Freddie Freeman was hit on the left wrist by a Hoby Milner fastball in the bottom of the eighth inning. It was doubly scary given that, less than a year ago, the same wrist was fractured when Aaron Loup plunked him last year, causing Freeman to miss over a month and a half.
Good news, though: the Braves just announced that Freeman’s X-rays are negative and that he’s day-to-day.
On the season, Freeman is batting .288/.468/.492 with two home runs, 12 RBI, and 12 runs scored in 79 plate appearances.