Braves’ Free­man ‘100 per­cent’ on mov­ing to third base

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

AT­LANTA | Braves star Fred­die Free­man plans to move from first base to third base to keep Matt Adams’ bat in the At­lanta lineup.

Free­man took grounders at third base be­fore bat­ting prac­tice Wed­nes­day and also made throws to first base.

Free­man was lead­ing the National League with 14 homers when his left wrist was bro­ken by a pitch from Toronto’s Aaron Loup on May 17. Free­man was ex­pected to miss about 10 weeks. He said Wed­nes­day he hopes to re­turn on July 14, which would be just over eight weeks since the in­jury.

De­spite not play­ing at third base since high school, Free­man says “I’m 100 per­cent go on it. My mind­set is com­ing back as a third base­man.”

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