Dodgers News: David Freese Close to Rehab or Activation

The Dodgers have been without one of their best hitters, yes best, for a couple weeks.

According to Ken Gurnick of, David Freese has been running the bases which typically entails an upcoming rehab assignment or imminent activation.

Freese has been on the IL since June 23 with a hamstring injury.

Taking a personal guess, I would assume that Freese would be a prime candidate for activation after the All-Star Break to give the veteran some much-needed rest to keep him fresh.

Freese has been phenomenal this season, posting a 162 wRC+ in 56 games while putting together a cool .999 OPS. He has been elite against both lefties and righties this season, with a 135 wRC+ and 202 wRC+ against them, respectively. 202 wRC+ against righties as a right-handed bat will certainly play.

The offense could find use for David Freese as we head into the second half.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 19 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.


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