Recommendation: Freese was able to run sprints in the outfield and field grounders Friday, and he plans on taking some swings prior to the first pitch. It's not definite that Freese will available to pinch-hit, but it sounds like he's nearly recovered from his ankle sprain.
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Update: Freese (ankle) might be available to pinch-hit Friday against the Nationals, B.J. Rains of FOXSportsMidwest.com reports.