Atlanta Braves Wiretap
Freddie Freeman has missed three straight games as he seeks the reason for his dry eyes and blurry vision.
The Braves first baseman said he can't wear contacts because his tear ducts aren't producing.
He can't wear normal glasses when playing because he can't see when hitting from his closed stance.
"I've got a weird stance, and to be able to see out of glasses is hard," he said. "I'm out with contacts. Can't do it."
Freeman said his eyes are too dry with contacts "and it burns my eyes."
He said he hopes prescription sports goggles will arrive by Tuesday and they will have lenses that curve around the corners of his eyes.
Chipper Jones had a procedure over the weekend to remove fluid from his left leg.
Jones, currently on the disabled list with a contusion, said he had 120 ccs drained from what he describes as a hematoma.
"I feel so much better now," he said. "It was throbbing. It let me know with everything that I did. Now, we've relieved a lot of the pressure down there and I can't feel my heartbeat [in the ankle] anymore."
Jones said he was told my doctors that had he not had the surgical procedure he would have been dealing with the issue into September.
The Braves have placed Chipper Jones on the disabled list with a bruised left leg.
Jones has missed seven straight starts and still isn't ready to play after hurting his leg May 18.
The 40-year-old is hitting .307 with five homers and 24 RBIs.
The Rays have acquired Drew Sutton from the Pirates for a player to be named later.
The infielder had a short stop in Pittsburgh after he was acquired in a trade with Atlanta less than 24 hours ago.
The Rays expect Sutton to join them Monday night.
The Pirates have acquired infielder Drew Sutton from the Braves for cash considerations.
Sutton, 28, last season hit .315 in 31 games with Boston.
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