10DFreddie Freeman
1B ATL
2 days ago

Freeman (wrist) was cleared to take dry swings Friday and hopes to begin a rehab assignment in early July, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a big step for Freeman, who will continue to ramp up his workouts as he eyes a return to the Braves before the All Star break. Barring any setbacks, he could set out on a rehab assignment as early as July 3, putting the earlier plausible return date for the slugger sometime during the July 6-9 series against the Nationals. The plan is still to bring Freeman back as a third baseman in an attempt to keep Matt Adams' bat in the lineup.

10DFreddie Freeman
1B ATL
4 days ago

Freeman (wrist) is expected to resume hitting Friday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This progression is dependent on the results of a CT scan later in the week, but his wrist appears to still be healthy after his cast was removed less than a week ago. Things are really looking up for Freeman, as he now could return as soon as the first game following the All-Star break barring any unforeseen setbacks. The plan is for the stud slugger to return as a third baseman in order to keep Matt Adams (the current first baseman) in the lineup, which could boost his already high value should he amass enough starts at the hot corner to gain dual positional eligibility.

10DFreddie Freeman
1B ATL
4 days ago

Freeman (wrist) could play third base upon his return from the DL, MLB.com reports. "We can't rule out anything," manager Brian Snitker said Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman was spotted getting some work in at third base prior to Wednesday's game, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports, which further suggests this move for Freeman is a very real possibility. This is a direct result of Matt Adams' excellent play in place of Freeman -- the team wants to find a way to have both in the everyday lineup. Freeman, who last played third base in 2007 while in the Gulf Coast League, had his cast removed less than a week ago.

10DFreddie Freeman
1B ATL
6 days ago

Freeman (wrist) was seen playing catch on the field before Monday's game against the Giants, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is the encouraging news, as it's the first sign of Freeman resuming any sort of baseball activity since landing on the disabled list in mid-May. If his original eight-week timetable holds true, the 27-year-old would return to the Braves sometime shortly after the All-Star break. In the meantime, Matt Adams will continue to fill in at first base while Freeman is sidelined.

10DFreddie Freeman
1B ATL
1 month ago

Freeman was placed on the 10-day disabled list Thursday with a fractured left wrist.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Freeman was sent to the DL after it was revealed he'll miss approximately 10 weeks recovering from the ailment. Rio Ruiz was recalled from Triple-A to take Freeman's place on the roster, while Ruiz and Johan Camargo could see reps at first base while Freeman is sidelined.

10DFreddie Freeman
1B ATL
1 month ago

Freeman is expected to miss at least eight weeks with a fractured left wrist, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a tough blow for both parties, as Freeman was off to a blistering start to 2017, slashing .341/.461/.748 with a league-leading 14 homers through 37 games (135 at-bats). Barring any setbacks in his recovery, the 27-year-old is hoping to be back in action sometime shortly after the All-Star break. The injury isn't expected to require surgery, which is good news, but it will still keep him sidelined for an extended period of time. It's unclear who will fill for Freeman while he's sidelined, though Nick Markakis could slide over to first base or Rio Ruiz could be recalled from Triple-A as short-term options.

10DFreddie Freeman
1B ATL
1 month ago

Freeman (hand) could miss 8-to-10 weeks if a fracture is revealed on his test results, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's an early educated guess from the beat writer, but not one that can be ignored. Freeman's test results won't be revealed until Thursday afternoon, as the examination performed Wednesday was inconclusive. Either way, the Braves and fantasy owners should brace themselves for an extended absence from the stud first baseman.

10DFreddie Freeman
1B ATL
1 month ago

Freeman will head for more tests Thursday after initial X-rays on his hand were inconclusive, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman left Wednesday's game with the Braves' trainer after taking a pitch off his wrist in the fifth inning. More will be known about his status after Thursday's test results are released.

10DFreddie Freeman
1B ATL
1 month ago

Freeman was prematurely lifted from Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays after being hit on the left hand by a pitch, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Freeman left with the Braves' trainer shortly after taking the pitch off his hand. Given he immediately looked over to the dugout after being hit, it's possible the issue could be more than just a bruise, though more should be known following the game.

10DFreddie Freeman
1B ATL
1 month ago

Freeman went 2-for-4 with a walk, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

It's his second homer in as many days, third in the last six games and 14th of the campaign, as Freeman continues to wreck opposing pitchers. While his .343/.457/.754 slash line seems unsustainable, it does come with a career-best 16.0 percent walk rate and 19.1 percent strikeout rate, and his .360 BABIP is actually 15 points lower than last year's. Freeman may well be emerging as one of the game's elite hitters in his age-27 season.