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Entering Tuesday's game, Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is batting .296 with 15 home runs and 52 RBI. He's considered one of the leaders in the NL Rookie of the Year race. (Associated Press)

Entering Tuesday's game, Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is batting .296 with 15 home runs and 52 RBI. He's considered one of the leaders in the NL Rookie of the Year race. (Associated Press)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.