Freeman reports quick progress from broken wrist

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 file photo, Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman warms up during a spring training baseball workout in Kissimmee, Fla. Freddie Freeman plans to move from first base to third base to keep Matt Adams’ bat in the Braves’ lineup. Freeman took grounders at third base before batting practice early Wednesday, June 21, 2017  and also made throws to first base.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

ATLANTA (AP) Braves slugger Freddie Freeman says his broken left wrist is healing much faster than expected.

After undergoing a CT scan and meeting Friday with team physician Dr. Gary Lourie, Freeman was told his wrist is 80-90 percent healed, up from 50 percent last week.

The improvement led Freeman to move up the timetable of his return from July 14, the day after the All-Star break against Arizona, to July 6 at NL East-leading Washington.

Freeman’s prognosis was a surprise, though maybe not as much as his announcement Wednesday that he’s moving from first to third base to keep Matt Adams in the lineup.