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Freeman (hamstring) day-to-day in World Baseball Classic

Freddie Freeman exited Canada’s game against Colombia in the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday afternoon with a slight hamstring issue, and is not expected to play against Mexico on Tuesday afternoon (3 p.m. ET, FS2).

During his at-bat in the top of the third inning, Freeman took a swing at a low fastball from Colombia starter Adrian Almeida and ran gingerly to first base as Gio Urshela easily caught the pop fly at third base.

He stayed in the game at first base for the bottom of that frame, but exited in the bottom of the fourth. Freeman was replaced in the lineup by Denzel Clarke, who took over in center field as Jared Young slid to first base to handle that role.

Team Canada has not specified which hamstring was injured, and manager Ernie Whitt said postgame that Freeman’s exit was precautionary.

“I don’t foresee Freddie being in it for tomorrow,” Whitt said. “We’re waiting from the doctors to see what they say and also the Dodgers. Again, that’s the most important thing is his health.”