Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman reportedly has suffered a fractured wrist.
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It took an injury to slow down Freddie Freeman, because the truth is no pitcher was able to do so this season.
The Atlanta Braves first baseman was hit on the wrist by a pitch during Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. X-rays were inconclusive, so he was sent for more testing on Thursday.
FOX MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal says Freeman is in a cast and expected to miss at least eight weeks with a fractured wrist, though he won’t need surgery.
Freeman entered Thursday tied for the league lead with 14 home runs. The 16-21 Braves will miss his bat and presence for the length of time he will miss.