On Tuesday evening, we learned that the Braves were considering moving first baseman Freddie Freeman to third base when he returns from his wrist injury as a way to accommodate Freeman’s replacement Matt Adams, who has been nothing short of a phenomenal replacement. Freeman spoke about it on Wednesday and showed that, in fact, the wheels are already turning to get him in shape to play the hot corner. Freeman said he “felt pretty good” taking grounders at third base.
A few fellow ball writers and I have taken to celebrating draft day by recalling our favorite old scouting descriptors, some of which are real, some made up but close enough to sound sort of legit. Think of these being side-mouth mumbled by a well-tanned
Giants outfielder Jarrett Parker is finally back on the field for the first time in over two months. Parker, who fractured his right clavicle after crashing into the left field wall at AT&T Park on April 16, began his Triple-A rehab assignment with the Sacramento River Cats on Monday. Batting third and playing right field, Parker went 0-for-1 while drawing two walks off left-handed pitcher Ryan Carpenter and scored one run in the River Cats’ 4-1 win over the Albuquerque Isotopes Tuesday at Raley Field. “I’m completely happy with taking those pitches off a lefty. Just seeing pitches, that’s exactly what I want,” Parker said. River Cats manager Dave Brundage sees this opportunity for Parker