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Freddie Freeman getting prescription goggles Wednesday morning, should return to lineup

May 29, 2012, 8:34 PM EDT

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Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is not in Atlanta’s starting lineup on Tuesday against the Cardinals and hasn’t played in a game since last Friday. But he should be back in action Wednesday.

According to Mark Bowman of, Freeman’s prescription goggles — which he ordered Monday after giving up on wearing contacts — are scheduled to arrive at the Turner Field clubhouse around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning. And if he feels good while wearing them in pregame batting practice, he’ll be allowed to return for Wednesday’s series finale against the defending World Series champs.

Freeman can’t wear contacts because he has chronically dry eyes and they get too uncomfortable over the course of a nine-inning game. And normal glasses don’t offer him enough peripheral vision.

The 22-year-old first baseman is hitting .247/.303/.443 with seven home runs in 44 games this year.

  1. buffalomafia - May 30, 2012 at 2:54 AM

    With all the lacking talent on the Braves lately maybe the whole team should get prescription glasses?

    • kappy32 - May 30, 2012 at 4:25 AM

      I’m not a Braves fan, I’m a Mets fan actually. However, your name is just absolutely retarded. Buffalo Mafia? WTF is the Buffalo Mafia? Is it supposed to be a cool name? Are you showing swag? Or is the Buffalo Mafia a real thing? A bunch of jackasses who all meet up in their oversized pickup trucks with snow plows affixed to the front year round? Give me a break dude. If a real mafia member came up to you, you’d crap your pants & probably tremble like a Parkinson’s patient.

  2. prosourcetalk - May 30, 2012 at 8:04 AM

    Awesome, I hope he goes with the Chris Sabo retro look

  3. butchhuskey - May 30, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    As someone who’s worn contacts for a few years, I can understand why he wouldn’t like wearing them. Contacts can be very uncomfortable and mine make me feel very tired and drowsy (I think it’s because they require my eyes to use more
    energy and be more alert)

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