Freddie Freeman Out 10 Weeks With Fractured Wrist

Ruben Hill
May 20, 2017

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has a fractured left wrist and is expected to miss at least two months and possibly a longer length of time, a source told ESPN's Buster Olney, confirming multiple reports.

Freeman will wear a cast for four weeks.

X-rays taken afterward at SunTrust Park were inconclusive. "Obviously it's a tough blow".

"He was just trying to get me out", Freeman said. "I had a feeling, but I was hoping for the best. He just threw one that got away". There was no intent. "I'm going to do everything I can to get back as soon as I can".

Freeman has put up MVP-esque numbers to this point, hitting.341/.461/.748 with an MLB-high 14 home runs and 25 RBI in 165 plate appearances while playing solid defense.

Freeman, 27, has a.290 career batting average with 152 homers and 540 runs batted in over 946 games.

"When the best hitter in the game goes out, it really (stinks)", Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz said following Wednesday's 8-4 victory over Toronto.

The Braves signed free agent James Loney to a minor league deal. "I never play this game for myself". He said veteran first baseman Ryan Howard, who was released from Triple-A Gwinnett on May 8, is not an option.

Rio Ruiz was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to start at third base against the Blue Jays on Thursday night.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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