The Atlanta Braves got some encouraging news from All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman, who said Friday that his recovery from a fractured left wrist is going better than expected. Dickey has looked good in two of his last three starts.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 Follow on Twitter When Avisail Garcia first came up with the Tigers in 2012, he was immediately compared to Miguel Cabrera. Like Cabrera, Garcia is big and is from Venezuela, and there was enough facial resemblance that some fans called out for Cabrera when they spotted Garcia. Teammates nicknamed him Mini Miggy. The comparison was unfair. As much as scouts loved Garcia's talent, he didn't produce. The Tigers traded him to the White Sox, and as a regular in 2015 and 2016 he hit .252/.308/.374. He had a low average, a low OBP and didn't hit for much power.
The Washington Nationals thrashed the Cincinnati Reds in MLB, while Corey Kluber starred in a Cleveland Indians loss. Trea Turner reached base in all six of his at bats, collecting five hits with four runs scored, two RBIs and a walk in the Nationals