Freddie Freeman Provides Update On His Injury Status

 The one thing every team and player wants most in spring training is to get through it with no injuries. Freddie Freeman and the Los Angeles Dodgers are hoping they'll be able to... dodge a bullet for the star first baseman. 

Freeman had to be pulled from Team Canada's Tuesday night game in the World Baseball Classic with a strained hamstring. But the 33-year-old, on the day after, says that Opening Day—March 30th—is "not in doubt."

He got three hours of treatment from Dodgers' trainers Wednesday morning, and was walking without any limp.  

Freeman said at first he thought it was a cramp and so he continued to play for another half-inning before coming out of the game. 

“I treat every game the same, no matter what game I’m playing,” Freeman said. “But with Opening Day two weeks away, I was a little nervous if I got on base again and had to go first to third or score from first. I didn’t want to put myself in that situation.”

He says he won't miss much time at all, and in fact could get back in the batting cage as soon as Thursday. He's even targeting this weekend as a timeline to return to spring training game action with the Dodgers. 

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