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Freddie Freeman still bothered by wrist discomfort


This piece of news slipped through last week, but it’s still relevant. David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is still bothered by discomfort in his left wrist. Freeman went on the disabled list in mid-May with a fractured wrist and returned in early July. According to Freeman, his wrist is “probably about 80-85 percent.” He added, “I have lost a lot of strength.”

Freeman is hitless in his last four games and hasn’t homered in nearly two weeks. After posting a 1.209 OPS in 37 games leading up to the injury, Freeman has put up an .883  OPS– still plenty respectable — in 48 games since coming off of the DL.

It’s something for the 57-72 Braves to keep an eye on as they play out the final month of a lost season. According to Freeman, his doctor said he’ll need an offseason of rest before the wrist is back to normal.

Wade Miley exits spring start with groin strain

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Attempting to make a play on a bunt during Wednesday’s split-squad game against the Athletics, Brewers starter Wade Miley suffered a strained left groin, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Miley will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury. On the afternoon, he gave up two runs on three hits and three walks with three strikeouts in four innings.

Miley, 31, signed a minor league contract with the Brewers last month. He had been having a solid spring until last Friday, when he served up seven runs in three innings against the Reds. The lefty had been battling for a spot in the Brewers’ rotation but this injury may take him out of the running.

Last season with the Orioles, Miley made 32 starts spanning 157 1/3 innings, posting a 5.61 ERA with a 142/93 K/BB ratio.

With the Jake Arrieta, Lance Lynn, and Alex Cobb signings recently, many wondered why the Brewers didn’t make a move. They may regret not having done more.

In related news, reliever Boone Logan also left with an injury on Wednesday, per Haudricourt. The Brewers should have more on both players’ statuses later.