Is Freddie Freeman’s wrist completely healthy?
Freddie Freeman is the last man standing in the complete rebuild of the Braves organization. No player is more important to the success of the team in 2016 and the years to follow. Freeman was extremely durable over the course of his previous four seasons, including playing in all 162 games in 2014. However, last year a wrist injury plagued Freeman from June through the rest of the season and he had multiple trips to the DL for the first time in his career.
He missed six weeks mid-season, and then tried to battle through the injury in August and early September before being shut down for the season. Due to the injury he posted career lows in nearly every offensive category. Wrist injuries can be very tricky, and the Braves are hoping a full offseason of rest and rehab has Freeman fully healthy for the upcoming year. With very few proven commodities in the lineup, Freeman’s health is paramount for the Braves.