Freeman expects to rejoin lineup Wednesday

Freeman expects to rejoin lineup Wednesday

ATLANTA -- Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman said he has been told his specially made glasses will arrive Wednesday at 8 a.m. ET, and he expects to make an immediate return to the lineup then.

Freeman has been sidelined for the past four days by dry eyes that have made it impossible for him to wear contacts. He has been playing in contacts since he was 14. The glasses Freeman currently has affect his peripheral vision, especially while hitting.

Once the new glasses do arrive, however, Freeman said he would be able to play right away.

"I will have goggles [Wednesday] and we're going to see if they can work [Wednesday]," Freeman said.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez wasn't quite as optimistic about the arrival of Freeman's glasses and is prepared to wait until Friday at Washington to get his first baseman back in the lineup.

"I think it's either on Thursday or Friday," Gonzalez said. "The doctor says everything is a process."

Freeman made another trip to the eye doctor Tuesday, but said the overall prognosis hasn't changed.

"My eyes look 100 percent better, but they're still not healed," Freeman said. "They can look it, but it's a slow process and it's a frustrating process."