What wrist problems? Freddie Freeman doubles in first at-bat


Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman struggled through a wrist injury for much of last season and arrived at spring training–with his cat by his side–saying he planned to take things slow initially.

However, he was in the Braves’ lineup for Tuesday’s spring training opener and smacked a double in his first at-bat. “Freeman is fine,” manager Fredi Gonzalez told Mark Bowman of MLB.com. “His first at-bat, you couldn’t ask for any better test than that.”

Bowman reports that Freeman will take Wednesday off and, in general, get more rest than he typically would for the next couple weeks. But barring a setback he certainly seems on track to be fully healthy for Opening Day.