The Atlanta Braves will be without their star first baseman Freddie Freeman for the next two weeks, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. Freeman injured his wrist on what he called a “funky swing” in New York a week and a half ago. The team gave him a cortisone shot, but he was still feeling discomfort in the wrist when he swung the bat. Bowman had reported earlier today that Freeman did not travel with the team and that all signs pointed to him going on the DL. The Braves will most likely call up Joey Terdoslavich to fill Freeman’s roster spot/
Freeman will be placed on the DL, but early indication is that he’s not dealing with a serious ailment
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) June 23, 2015
The Braves swept the Mets this past weekend without Freeman, but the team enters a nine game stretch in which they play the Nationals six times and the Pirates three. Atlanta is just 2 games back of the Nationals right now and this might be the most important stretch of the season for them.
Freeman, 25, is hitting a slash of .299/.367/.520 with 12 homers and 41 RBIs this season. He’s the only player on the Braves with more than six homers. His offensive presence will surely be missed as the Braves will now rely on Kelly Johnson at first base.