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Braves’ Freddie Freeman Sets a Moving Example
They have done that — “For us, we’re the top-ranked system and it’s not even close,” Coppolella said —
but they tied for the fewest wins (68) in the National League last season and finished last in their division for the first time since 1990.
The first hint he even had of winning, he was willing to put himself in harm’s way and move across the diamond to help make the Braves better.”
Freeman held his own at third base for the Braves, before a series of roster moves sent him back to first base this month.
“He was a college player out of Virginia — an intelligent, athletic baseball player, high aptitude,
can do a lot of things on the field, a shortstop by trade,” Manager Dave Roberts said.
With the Red Sox down by three games to one, Baylor faced Mike Witt with one out and a runner on first in the ninth inning.
You just want to leave him wherever he can be comfortable.”
The wrist injury cost Freeman nearly seven weeks, and although he said he may have returned too soon — the wrist
is still sore — he is having his best season, with a 1.048 on-base plus slugging percentage through Friday.
“Freddie is one of the best team leaders and one of the most selfless players I’ve ever met,” General Manager John Coppolella said.