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Freddie Freeman on track to return Monday

Apr 17, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

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Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is scheduled to begin a brief minor-league rehab assignment Friday at Triple-A and Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that he’ll likely come off the disabled list Monday barring a setback.

Freeman got off to a great start, but has been out since April 6 with a strained oblique muscle. Chris Johnson has been the primary fill-in for Freeman at first base, with Juan Francisco taking over for Johnson at third base, and Atlanta has gotten very good production from both of them.

  1. asimonetti88 - Apr 17, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Braves are already 12-1 and they will be adding Freeman back into the fold soon. Crazy.

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