Apr 22, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) bats against the Miami Marlins in the seventh inning at Turner Field. The Marlins defeated the Braves 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Braves' 1B Freddie Freeman feeling better about irritated eyes after steroid drops


Atlanta Braves All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman has been dealing with dryness and irritation in his eyes on and off for the past two years.

The condition reached a point of affecting his hitting recently, but after recently getting some steroid drops in the eyes, Freeman seems to think he’s doing much better.

Freeman had been bothered by his eyes since last weekend’s series with the New York Mets, when he spoke to the press about the problems. In Wednesday’s series finale against the Miami Marlins, Freeman went 0-for-3, and looked uncomfortable at the plate, blinking his eyes quickly as if to create some moisture. The Braves open up a 3-game weekend series against the Cincinnati Reds at Turner Field, and Freeman has already been penciled in for Friday’s lineup as a starter.

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