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Video: Mike Trout makes kid’s day by giving his autograph

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For major league players, signing autographs likely gets mundane after a while. The faces start to blur, and one begins to dread the wrist pain that comes after signing for too long. For fans — especially kids — however, it’s a rare opportunity to meet an idol and get a memento of the brief meeting in the form of an autograph.

After leaving Monday’s spring training game, Angels outfielder Mike Trout made a kid’s day by giving him an autograph. In this video, you can see the kid frantically try to get Trout’s attention for an autograph and basically chases him down. When Trout finally signs his ball, the kid freaks out. It’s very cute. Watch:

Sometimes the smallest acts of kindness can have a profoundly positive impact on a person.

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.