Since leaving a game in Washington early due to his elbow, Freeman has hit .100 (3 for 30) in his past 10 games, recording only one extra-base hit in that span. He stayed in Atlanta while the team played two games in Kansas City last week. Because the series was sandwiched between off days, Freeman had four days of rest and treatment.
Freeman was 1-for-8 in his past two games entering Sunday. The 30-year-old was in the lineup for the finale, staying true to his Friday statement that if he felt good he'd play in all three games of the series.
“I feel good enough to play,” Freeman said. “We’re only going to do two at-bats today though. We’ll do two at-bats then come out, let some of the other guys play. I have no problems going forward. I have no restrictions. And I’m going to be out there for a couple at-bats and be ready to roll Thursday.”
Freeman may have an offseason procedure to address the spurs, but he’s taking a wait-and-see approach until that moment arrives.