Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 3 days ago

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday after recovering from a wrist injury, according to the team's official website. Freeman has not played since June 17 because of inflammation in his wrist, but he is ready to return after just one rehab game with the Braves' Gulf Coast League affiliate on Friday. The 25-year-old was originally expected to need a few more games in the minor leagues and was targeting a return next week, but the team seems to be satisfied with his health after he collected a pair of hits Friday. Wrist injuries tend to linger, so Freeman's power could suffer in the short term, but his presence in the lineup is valuable to Atlanta. That being said, Freeman is not in the lineup Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals, though he is available to pinch-hit.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 4 days ago

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is set to begin a rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League on Friday as he continues to recover from a wrist injury. Freeman in expected to only spend a brief time in the Gulf Coast League before progressing to a higher level in hopes of being ready to return to the Braves next week.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 7 days ago

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman said Tuesday that he hopes to return from his wrist injury July 30, according to MLB.com. Freeman is scheduled to go to the Braves' spring training facility in Florida on Tuesday, where he will work on his conditioning before playing in rehab games with Triple-A Gwinnett starting early next week.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 1 week ago

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman could begin a rehab assignment as soon as Tuesday as he continues to recover from a wrist injury, according to MLB.com. Freeman has been on the disabled list since June 18 after suffering a bone bruise and subsequent inflammation in his left wrist, but has increased his activity level in recent days and took batting practice prior to Monday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. "He feels great," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Monday. "He's trying to talk me into playing or putting him in the lineup tonight. We'll get a plan in place to get him out, get him some at-bats and get him some games under his belt. How many games or at-bats we'll figure out [later]." The 25-year-old is nearing a return and Freeman may only require a short rehab assignment before he rejoins the lineup.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 2 weeks ago

Freeman (wrist) is not healing as the Braves had hoped, and he may not be back by the first week of August, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Braves President of Baseball Operations John Hart admitted Wednesday that Freeman's progress has been disappointing. The first baseman has already been out for four weeks, and it sounds as if he can be ruled out for the remainder of July. With any far-flung hopes of playoff contention likely ended by an ongoing five-game losing streak, the team doesn't have much incentive to rush its slugger back to action. The Braves may provide further details at some point within the next few days.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 4 weeks ago

Freeman (wrist), who began a new treatment process three days ago, indicated Thursday that he "will not be back before the All-Star break," Kevin McAlpin of the 680 The Fan reports.

Freeman wasn't expected to be ready July 3 when he first eligible to return, but now the absence appears it will extend at least a couple weeks further. Without him in the lineup, the Braves have very little punch, but the club will likely continue using both Joey Terdoslavich and Kelly Johnson at the position while he recovers.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 4 weeks ago

Freeman (wrist) is not expected to be ready to come off the DL when eligible on July 3, Kevin McAlpin of Braves Radio Network reports.

Freeman is still recovering from the wrist ailment, and manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday that the first baseman won't be ready by July 3. Freeman is without a timetable, and it's unclear whether the team expects him to be back before the All-Star break.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 1 month ago

Freeman (wrist) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, retroactive to June 18, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

A Monday MRI revealed no broken bones, but the Braves still want to let Freeman rest for the next couple weeks. He'll be eligible to return from the disabled list July 3, and it may be the case that he has a real shot to be back with the team by that date. In the meantime, Kelly Johnson and Chris Johnson figure to platoon at first base, allowing Eury Perez, who has started four consecutive games, to get more playing time in left field. Joey Terdoslavich, who was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett for the corresponding transaction, could also help fill the void left by Freeman's absence.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 1 month ago

Freeman (wrist) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, but the early indication is that his injury is not too serious, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

An official transaction, along with the results of Monday's MRI, should come at some point Tuesday. Freeman last played in a game June 17, making him eligible to return from the disabled list July 3. In his absence, Kelly Johnson and Chris Johnson will likely platoon at first base, which should lead to more playing time for Eury Perez in left field. Perez has started four consecutive games since being recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 1 month ago

Freeman (wrist) is likely to be placed on the disabled list, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

The star of the Braves' lineup has been unable to swing a bat without discomfort, and thus it appears he'll end up serving time on the DL. The results of Monday's MRI are yet unknown, so it's still possible that Freeman could spend the minimum 15 days on the sidelines, which would have him back at the beginning of July.