The Braves are loaded with young arms and may be in a position to swing one of those arms during spring training for some hitting help. Prospect Mike Minor has already made his stance on a possible return to Triple-A well-known (he doesn’t want to go). On Tuesday, the Braves received a scare when sophomore first baseman Freddie Freeman sustained a knee injury during fielding drills.
Freeman bent to field a low throw and had his right knee pop out of place, per MLB.com. Freeman cited a previous occurrence of the injury during his minor league career and that it took him two weeks to get back on the field. He hit 21 home runs as a rookie this season, and the Braves are counting on him to team with Jason Heyward (will he rebound?) and Brian McCann to challenge the Phillies.
We’ll keep tabs on the beat writers in Atlanta for updates out of Lake Buena Vista.