Freddie Freeman Pulled Out Of WBC With Injury

Team Canada has lost their leader as they get set for their next game at the World Baseball Classic. During Tuesday's 5-0 win over Colombia, Freddie Freeman suffered a tight hamstring that caused him to exit the game.

Out of caution, the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled the first baseman out of the WBC, for the time being at least, as per Canada's manager Ernie Whitt. “He's out of this tournament for now. The Dodgers decided that. He’s over in camp right now getting looked at by the doctors and training staff. He'll miss today's game, obviously.”

Freeman felt some tightness in his hamstring during a 3rd inning at-bat, and left the game \in the fourth. 

The 33-year-old Freeman was playing for Canada in tribute to his mother, who was Canadian, who passed away when he was 10. And if you haven't seen him tell the emotional story of his commitment to honor his late mother, it's an absolute must:

Freeman has been remarkably durable in recent seasons, missing only 10 games total in the last five years, so hopefully this little hamstring tightness won't jeopardize his Opening Day with the Dodgers.

Until an update on his condition can be ascertained, there's no word on whether he can return to Team Canada, should they advance to the quarter-finals with a win on Wednesday over Mexico.

Freeman hit .325 last season with 21 home runs and 100 RBIs in the first of his six-year, $162M contract signed with the Dodgers before the 2022 season.

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