Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 4 weeks ago

Freeman is not expected to play all 162 games again this season, but he also won't sit enough to warrant the Braves carrying a backup who doesn't play several positions, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Chris Johnson will serve as the primary backup at first base, as he has the past two years. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he would like to get Freeman an occasional day off when the team is facing a tough lefty, though it sounds like Freeman will see a heavy workload again in his sixth major league season. Freeman has appeared in at least 147 games each of the past four years. Kelly Johnson could be an option at first if Freeman was forced to miss more than a game or two in a row, but Johnson will first need to carve out a utility role in spring training.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 6 months ago

Freeman had half of the Braves' hits Monday, going 2-for-4 in Atlanta's loss.

Freeman has quieted down significantly after the All-Star break, but still remains a potent part of the Braves' lineup. The first baseman is hitting .290 with 18 home runs and 75 RBI this season.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 7 months ago

Freeman provided all the offense the Braves could muster Monday, going 2-for-3 with an RBI single.

Freeman had been struggling in September after a red-hot August, but now he has hit safely in five straight games. The first baseman is the owner of a .291 average to go with 18 home runs and 71 RBI.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 8 months ago

Freeman, singled, doubled twice, drew a walk and scored two runs in five plate appearances Thursday against the Dodgers.

That's now five multi-hit games in the last eight for Freeman, whose average had dipped all the way to .279 before this hot streak. He has all the tools to hit .290-plus, as he is right now, so expect continued production.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 8 months ago

Freeman went 2-for-3 with his first stolen base of the season in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers.

Freeman isn't exactly fleet-footed, so it's always gravy when he can chip in the occasional stolen base. Aside from a small dropoff in his OPS and RBI total, Freeman hasn't really qualified as a disappointment this season, getting on base at a .377 clip while providing 16 homers and 73 runs.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 8 months ago

Freddie Freeman went 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored in Friday's loss to the Padres.

Freeman had half of the Braves' hits on the night. The triple was his fourth of the season, which is more than the likes of Jose Reyes and Jacoby Ellsbury. The 24-year-old owns a .283/.373/.480 batting line on the year.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 8 months ago

Freddie Freeman walked and blasted a three-run home run as the Braves gained ground in the NL East with a win on Wednesday.

Freeman took Nathan Eovaldi out to the opposite field in the second inning to give the Braves a 5-0 lead. It was more than enough run support for Ervin Santana, and Freeman earned a 21-game homerless drought. Despite the cool-down, Freeman still sports a respectable .284/.375/.479 with 14 home runs and 56 RBI.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 9 months ago

Freddie Freeman went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI in a losing effort against the Cubs on Friday afternoon.

Freeman got the Braves on the board with an RBI groundout in the fourth inning, then doubled home another off Jake Arrieta in the sixth. He's having another terrific season at the dish, slashing .300/.388/.504 with 13 homers and 52 RBI.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 9 months ago

Freddie Freeman singled, hit an RBI double, and scored twice in four at-bats as the Braves earned a 3-1 victory over the Mets on Thursday.

Freeman gave the Braves a 1-0 lead in the first inning with an RBI double and later scored on Jason Heyward's single. The National League All-Star reserve is slashing .299/.387/.503 with 13 home runs and 50 RBI.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 9 months ago

Freddie Freeman went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Freeman had RBI singles in the first and seventh innings. The 29-year-old has knocked in nine runs over his last eight games to bring his total up to 46 for the year. The Braves have won eight straight games and are now 10 games above .500 at 48-38.