Apr 9, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) drives in two runs with a base hit against the New York Mets during the fifth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Freddie Freeman dealing with dry eyes?


There are lots of reasons a Major League Baseball player can find himself in a slump. Perhaps it’s something mechanical. Maybe it’s a mild injury. Or it’s medical condition like dry eyes?

Yep, that’s apparently what’s been behind the recent poor offensive numbers from Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman who has been battling a case of rather severe dry eyes.

Now, it’s a bit perplexing to suggest a player hitting .351 is ‘slumping’ but after an 0-8 stretch, but the infielder admitted that the soreness is hurting his game.

“Everything is all right – nothing on the corneas,” Freeman said. “I had some little abrasions on the whites of my eyes, and it was dry, so I had to clean my lids out and my tear ducts and get them going again. He said I should be fully healthy by Friday. I’ve got to deal with it a little bit today, but I’ll be good.”

If Freeman can put up these kind of numbers and he’s not fully healthy, it’s rather terrifying to think what the young first baseman can do with eyes that actually work properly.

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