ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves star first baseman is back on the field after battling COVID-19.
The team tweeted several videos of Freddie Freeman emerging from the dugout at Truist Park on Friday and taking batting practice.
Four Braves players tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month -- Freeman, Will Smith, Touki Toussiant and Pete Kozma.
At the time, Braves manager Brian Snitker said Freeman had a fever and symptoms. Freeman’s wife , Chelsea, posted on Instagram that same day that her husband had body aches, chills, headaches and a high fever. The Allstar first baseman is 30 years old.
“He is someone who literally never gets sick, and this virus hit him like a ton of bricks,” Chelsea Freeman said.
She went on to say that her family has been strictly social distancing for the last four months.
“Haven’t gone to a grocery story, haven’t gone out to dinner once, haven’t seen our friends and only allowed family at our house and we still got it,” Chelsea Freeman wrote. “Please take this virus seriously, wear a mask when in public and wash your hands frequently.”
Friday she posted an Instagram story of Freeman saying “Freddie is feeling great! Our whole family is healthy thank God.”
The Braves start the season in New York against the Mets on July 24.
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