Freddie Freeman is looking forward to what Ronald Acuna, Ozzie Albies and Luiz Gohara can provide over the course of the upcoming season. But while the Braves are looking forward to the extension of their youth moment, there's no doubt their success will be significantly influenced by the health of Freeman, who proudly reports he has regained the left wrist strength he lacked near the end of last season. "That's all it's been about this offseason, just getting that wrist strong," Freeman said while attending Chop Fest on Saturday. "I started hitting way earlier than I usually do, just to test it out. I did it in 25-degree weather on purpose the first day just to see if there would be any aches or pains. I have had zero problems. Everything feels great and everything feels strong." This is certainly encouraging news for the Braves, who saw Freeman produce MVP-caliber numbers during last season's first six weeks before he sustained a fractured left wrist that sidelined him through the first few days of July. The first baseman remained productive, producing a .890 OPS after returning, but he became frustrated as his wrist fatigued over the final two months.
Freeman reports no issues with left wrist
MLB.com | Jan 29