The Los Angeles Dodgers should be concerned over All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman’s possible hamstring injury that forced him to leave his World Baseball Classic game Tuesday. The team has already suffered a setback this Spring when Gavin Lux tore his MCL a couple weeks back. There hoping this is more cautionary than anything.
Freeman hit a pop-up on the left side of the infield and began running awkwardly down the baseline. This prompted Canada, who Freeman plays for, to replace him – more than likely out of caution – due to the approaching MLB regular season.
Even after replacing the slugger, Canada was still able to secure the victory, shutting out Columbia 5-0, largely in part to left fielder Tyler O’Neill and Blue Jay’s prospect Otto Lopez. The 27-year-old Cardinal went 2-4, while Lopez closed the show with a 3-run dinger in the 9th that put the game out of reach.