Smurf Freel plays hard, and plays hard

News: Ryan Freel had X-rays Wednesday on his left rib that came back negative. He’s day-to-day.

Impact: Freel is also feeling soreness in his right shoulder after running into the center-field wall in Tuesday’s game. He said he could have played today if needed, but that’s also what he said the day after he injured his hamstring earlier this month. He ended up missing nine days.