Dodgers: Watch Freddie Freeman Crank His First Spring Homerun

There is a lot to be excited about with this Dodgers team. Even before the addition of Freddie Freeman, the lineup that they’ve been able to construct looks really good. There are some worries about the starting rotation, but there is no denying the potential firepower of the offense right now. 

But they did add in Freddie Freeman’s bat, and it might be the best thing they could have done this offseason. The Dodgers went out and got Freeman on a 6-year deal that will keep him in Los Angeles through the 2027 season. 

Last night, Freeman came up and launched his first homerun with the Dodgers. He took a 3-0 fastball from Padres’ starter Nick Martinez and parked it in the bullpen out in left field. It was one of those opposite-field hits that have made Freddie so good throughout his career. 

We’re going to see a lot of those from Freddie with the Dodgers this year. As good as a ‘hit for average’ player as he is, Freddie also has a whole lot of pop. He crushed 31 homeruns for the Braves in 2021 after hitting a whopping 38 for them in 2019. Inserting him into a lineup that could have a couple of 30 homerun hitters just seems unfair. 

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Up next, the Dodgers will travel out to Surprise Stadium on Saturday afternoon to take on the Royals. Andre Jackson gets the ball for Los Angeles, a guy that could very well make an impact on the staff this season. 

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