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Dodgers News: David Freese Bothered by Knee Injury; May be Heading to IL

Knee tendinitis has been afflicting the veteran for a few weeks.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: David Freese #25 of the Los Angeles Dodgers smiles during the game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on June 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Cubs 7-3. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

During the Dodgers extra innings walk-off win over the Colorado Rockies, notably absent from the game was David Freese. The game featured a few opportunities where he could have been used in a pinch hitting variety.

After the game, manager Dave Roberts said why.

David Freese missed some time earlier in June with what was called knee tendinitis. Now it seems that it has progressed to a point where he may need to see some time on the injured list.

Some of his teammates have recently been outspoken on the impact he has had on the team this season.

Freese is batting .308 on the season with 8 home runs and 23 RBI. Moreover, he has batted .429 (9-21) as a pinch hitter this season.

Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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