Chris Archer scolded two young Rays pitchers for showing up “late” to camp

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Every year in late February we see stories applauding certain players for showing up extra early to spring training, or for getting to the facilities at the crack of dawn.

Then mid-March rolls around and everyone is sick of the drills and the bus rides and meaningless Grapefruit League games and we forget all about those early arrivers.

So take this note from Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times however you want to …

USA Today’s Bob Nightengale had a similar account

That would be Blake Snell and Jacob Faria, two of the Rays’ top pitching prospects. Snell, 23, posted a 1.41 ERA and 163 strikeouts in 134 innings last season between High-A Charlotte, Double-A Montgomery, and Triple-A Durham. Faria, 22, had a 1.92 ERA and 159 strikeouts in 149 2/3 innings between High-A and Double-A.

Everything is going to be fine.

Freddie Freeman’s X-rays come back negative

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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.