Video: Mets player catches a flying bat like it’s no big deal


Spring training is entering the “this is no longer new and oh, there are a bunch more games today, when does the regular season start?” phase. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some exciting things happening.

For example, take what happened in yesterday’s Marlins-Mets game. Adeiny Hechavarria was up to bat and he took a bad swing on a pitch that fooled him. As is often the case in such situations, he lost his grip on the bat and it went flying. That often sends people ducking for cover.

Luis Guillorme is not just any person.

Watch as the Mets prospect — known for his good hands — snags the bat like the does this every single day:

Easy D.

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.