KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Battling eye problems and an injured left index finger, Freddie Freeman still managed to set career bests with 23 home runs and 94 RBIs last year.
The Atlanta first baseman jammed his left index finger while sliding into second base in June against Miami, an injury that prevented him from making a fist during the Braves' stretch run. He had vision problems starting in May, bothered by a burning sensation.
Despite the health setbacks, Freeman managed to play in 147 games, just a season after finishing second in NL Rookie of the Year voting. He considered laser eye surgery but for now plans to stick with contacts.

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