Freeman waiting for new prescription glasses

Freeman waiting for new prescription glasses

ATLANTA -- Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman missed his second straight game and fourth game in the last two weeks on Sunday as he continues to struggle with dry eyes and blurry vision.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez reiterated the Braves have to be patient as Freeman waits for the prescription glasses he ordered. Gonzalez said Under Armour and Oakley are both working to make Freeman new glasses to wear during games.

Gonzalez said Freeman will also meet with former Cy Young winner Orel Hershiser, who was in Atlanta as a part of ESPN's broadcast team. Hershiser dealt with a similar problem during his career.

"[Hershiser] basically said, 'It's a process. He's got to be patient, he can't go through 12 pairs of contacts in one night. That isn't going to help,'" Gonzalez said.

Eric Hinske once again took Freeman's spot in the lineup. He was 1-for-10 in the previous three games Freeman missed.