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Ryan Doumit, Freddie Freeman okay after injury scares

Mar 16, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

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The Braves haven’t had a very fun spring. Starters Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy succumbed to injuries, forcing GM Frank Wren to make an emergency signing of free agent Ervin Santana. They had two more injury scares in Sunday afternoon’s game against the Yankees.

First baseman Freddie Freeman was hit hard in his left (glove) hand on a line drive down the right field line and was diagnosed with a left thumb contusion. Ryan Doumit, poised to serve as a back-up outfielder and catcher for the Braves, took a foul tip off of his right hand in the second inning. X-rays were negative.

Freeman was taken out of the game for precautionary reasons and espoused safety first after the game. Via David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

“There’s no point in trying to be a hero in spring training, especially when we’re getting close to the end,” Freeman said. “Just get some ice on it the next couple days and see where we go from there.”

Both should be fine after a couple days of rest. The Braves can breathe a deep sigh of relief.

  1. brownsbravescanes - Mar 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    I vote to end Spring Training now.

    • NatsLady - Mar 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

      Seconded.

  2. cmtill14 - Mar 16, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Thirded.

    Motion passes unanimously. We can’t take too many more injuries.

  3. lukedunphysscienceproject - Mar 16, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    The Doumit injury looked bad when it happened. It thought he had a broken finger at least. I’m a Yankee fan, but I am glad to hear that he’s OK. I hate seeing guys get hurt in spring training.

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