Seager, 22, tweaked his back two weeks ago and hasn’t played since. He seems to believe it’s just a minor setback and that he’ll be ready for Opening Day. The reigning National League Rookie of the Year Award winner hit .308/.365/.512 with 26 home runs, 72 RBI, and 105 runs scored in 687 plate appearances last season.
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.