Curtis Granderson leaves game after being hit on the knee

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Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson exited today’s game in the third inning after being struck on the right knee by a Lance Lynn pitch.

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Granderson has a bruise and swelling, and when asked about his status the 34-year-old veteran said “we’ll see how it feels tomorrow.”

Granderson has had a huge spring training, hitting .435 with three homers and twice as many walks and strikeouts. That’s quite a change from his first Mets season, in which he hit .227 with 20 homers and a .714 OPS while striking out 141 times compared to 79 walks in 155 games.

Freddie Freeman has elbow surgery

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Freddie Freeman‘s elbow began barking in the second half of the season and he was a shadow of himself in the month of September. The Braves rested him for half a minute in the season’s final week but he still played 158 games in 2019. They said he was good to go for the NLDS but he was clearly limited, going 4-for-22 in the Braves’ series loss to the Cardinals.

Today the Braves announced that Freeman underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow on Wednesday. The team said today that the procedure involved the removal of three fragmented loose bodies and the cleaning up of multiple bone spur formations.

It’s not clear if more rest down the stretch would’ve made a difference for him — and it’s not clear that the Braves had options at first base for the postseason that were substantially better than even a limited Freeman — but it’s clear that not having Freeman feeling like himself in the heart of the order was a problem.

Freeman is expected to be good-to-go for spring training.