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Freddie Freeman lands on disabled list with oblique strain

Apr 7, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

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Some unfortunate news this morning out of Atlanta.

According to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman suffered a strained right oblique during Saturday’s comeback victory over the Cubs and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. There is no timetable for his return, but oblique strains typically require a recovery of 3-4 weeks.

Freeman, 23, hit an RBI single on Saturday night and is currently batting .412/.474/.647 through his first 19 plate appearances of the season. The Braves have a 4-1 record, tied for first in the National League East.

Blake DeWitt was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett in a corresponding 25-man roster move.

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UPDATE, 10:33 PM: Freeman told Bowman that he actually suffered the oblique strain last Sunday. He’s been able to play through it and is upset that the Braves have suddenly opted to put him on the DL.

  1. chacochicken - Apr 7, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Nooooo! Freddie..ie..ie..ie..ie..ie..ie..ie! Noooooooo! ie..ie..ie..ie..ieeeeeeeee.

  2. rkln - Apr 7, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Bad Move. DeWitt out of his league. Mejia hit two HR yesterday and is ready as a 1B. Idiots.

  3. 13arod - Apr 7, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    no freedie boy ):

  4. hova84 - Apr 7, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    This is not good. The starters have to stay healthy this year. Simmons’ thumb is already sore, now this. Braves bench is not all that great.

  5. yanks33 - Apr 7, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Damn it..he was the only guy on my fantasy team hitting!

  6. rcali - Apr 7, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Yikes. C U in June.

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