When the Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman left the field after being hit by a pitch on Wednesday evening, it made the first page of MLB news. The reason for this is because of the kind of player that Freeman is. It hasn’t been his normal awesome season so far this year but one thing Freeman never lacks in is effort. That isn’t to say he stinks it up but really tries hard. What that means is Freeman is one of the best players in the majors based on his effort alone.
The main reason his leaving the field before the game was over made news was because he has not left the field all year until that moment. That is just the kind of player he is. Truly if they had an All-Effort team alongside the All-Star team every year, Freeman would be a starter every year. There is a reason he was the player that got the biggest and longest extension by the Braves this offseason. They know he will always give his best.
Because of that there are some worries that his elbow could be injured more seriously than just a bruise. As of this writing there is no news of how bad the injury is but one thing is for certain. If Freeman’s elbow and arm are good to go you can bet he will be in the starting line-up. That is just what makes Freeman one of the best. Here is hoping that he will man first base ever game for the rest of the season.