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5 Freddie Freeman 1B
Height/Weight: 6-5/225 | Birthdate: 9/12/1989 | Birthplace: Fountain Valley, CA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Atlanta | College: No College | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $560,000 | Owned/Started%: 98/80 | Average Draft Position: 43.55
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Braves' Freddie Freeman active from DL, starting on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/19/2015) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has officially been activated from the 15-day disabled list, and is in Wednesday's starting lineup against the Padres. Freeman has been out since early August with an oblique strain.

Freeman has played in just 76 games this season, as he also missed time earlier this year with a wrist injury. 

He is batting third against the Padres on Wednesday. 


Braves' Freddie Freeman returns to team, will be activated Wednesday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2015) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman joined the team in San Diego on Tuesday, per the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Freeman had been on a minor league rehab assignment, as he recovers from an oblique injury that landed him on the disabled list. He is expected to be activated from the DL on Wednesday.


Braves' Freddie Freeman (oblique) takes BP on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/15/2015) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman took batting practice prior to Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks. Freeman is currently on the disabled list with an oblique injury, but he seems to be nearing a return.

Freeman said his wrist and oblique are "100 percent". He is expected to play a couple of games with Triple-A Gwinnett as part of his rehab, and could return as early as Wednesday in San Diego, according to the Braves Radio Network.


Braves 1B Freddie Freeman goes hitless in rehab game Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2015) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 0 for 3 at the plate during his first rehab assignment game for the team's Rookie League affiliate on Thursday. He also struck out twice.

Freeman is on the disabled list with an oblique injury. Freeman played five innings Thursday and will increase his workload during the next contest.


Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (oblique) to begin rehab stint


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/12/2015) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, whose return from the disabled list was short-lived when he injured his oblique, will begin a rehab assignment with the team's Gulf Coast League affiliate on Thursday, per MLB.com. 

Freeman, who was placed on the DL on Aug. 4, will play five innings Thursday and increase his workload going forward per Braves president John Hart. 

"It's encouraging what he's been able to do on his rehab," Hart said. "I think there's a good chance we get him back on the 19th [of August]."

Hart also added that he thought Freeman may have suffered the injury in part because he came back too soon from the wrist injury that sidelined him since June. 


Braves place Freddie Freeman (oblique) back on 15-day DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2015) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman returned to the 15-day disabled list Tuesday after suffering a strained right oblique Monday. Freeman was on the disabled list for about a month from late June to late July due to a wrist injury.

Since returning to action July 25, Freeman hit .184 (7 for 38) with one double, two home runs, four RBI, three runs, one walk and six strikeouts in 10 games (nine starts).


Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (oblique) leaves Monday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2015) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was forced to exit Monday's game against the Giants due to a right oblique injury, the team announced.

Freeman went 0 for 2 before suffering a strained oblique and is considered day to day. He was replaced by Chris Johnson.


Braves' Freddie Freeman connects on two-run homer run in loss


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) In just his third game back from the disabled list, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went deep for his 13th home run of the year. It was his only hit of the game, as the Braves dropped the game 7-3 to the Orioles. 

His two-run home run gave the Braves an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, but it wouldn't last, as the Orioles scored three in the bottom half en route to their victory. 


Freddie Freeman returns to Braves' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2015) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game, for the first time since June 17. 

Freeman was activated from the disabled list on Saturday. He'll bat cleanup for the Braves on Sunday. 


Braves 1B Freddie Freeman set to start Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2015) Braves slugger Freddie Freeman is expected to return to the lineup Sunday when the team concludes its series in St. Louis, according to MLB.com.

Freeman has been sidelined with a bruised right wrist since June 17. He was activated Saturday with a slash line of .299/.367/.520.


Braves activate Freddie Freeman from DL, option Joey Terdoslavich


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2015) The Braves activated first baseman Freddie Freeman from the 15-day disabled list, the team announced prior to Saturday's game. 

Freeman had been out for six weeks with a lingering wrist injury. He played a brief minor league rehab assignment at Class A this week. 

Freeman will join the Braves for the game against St. Louis on Saturday night. 

To make room, the Braves optioned Joey Terdoslavich to Triple-A Gwinnett. Terdoslavich hit .147 in 19 games with the Braves. 


Braves 1B Freddie Freeman smacks two hits in rehab effort


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2015) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman enjoyed success in a rehab game Friday for the team's Gulf Coast League club. He slammed two hits in four at-bats, including a home run.

Freeman, who also drove in three runs, is hoping to return to the Atlanta lineup next Thursday against Philadelphia. He has been sidelined for six week with a wrist injury.


Braves 1B Freddie Freeman likely to begin rehab next week


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/21/2015) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman will head down to the Braves' training facility in Florida to work out through Monday. He will then likely head out on a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday, as he continues to recover from a wrist injury.

Freeman is looking at a tentative return of next Thursday in Philadelphia, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution


Braves' Freddie Freeman hits off tee, could start rehab games soon


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/20/2015) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman hit off a tee on Monday, and could be nearing the start of a rehab assignment within the next few days, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Freeman has been on the 15-disabled list because of a lingering wrist injury.


Braves 1B Freedie Freeman able to hit and throw Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2015) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (wrist) took dry swings and threw Sunday, according to MLB.com. He will be re-evaluated Sunday night.

"I feel pretty good," Freeman said. "I went out today and threw and went into the cage and took about 30 swings; didn't hit any balls, just dry swings. I started off at 50 percent then went to 75. Didn't get to 100, but I got close to 100."

Freeman, who had two cortisone injections, underwent another MRI, which revealed fluid in his wrist. The Braves still don't have a return date.

"The pain is gone, " Freeman said, "so right now it's just sore and achy, obviously, because I haven't done anything for a month. But you know I think we are on the right track and keep taking it day by day.

"I think maybe tomorrow I'll be able to get to 100 percent, depending on how my hand feels, but today it's a step in the right direction."


Braves 1B Freddie Freeman nearing rehab assignment


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2015) Braves president of baseball operations John Hart said first baseman Freddie Freeman could start his rehab assignment Sunday or Monday, reports AJC.com.

"Freddie's going through the rehab, he's feeling better," Hart said. "We're going to attempt to get him out and let him start doing a few more things where he can go live, and maybe get him in some games, and then just see where it goes from here. But there was a level of optimism here in the last couple of days, where it looks like it's starting to work itself out."

Freeman is on the disabled list with a wrist injury and he is not expected to return until the first week of August.

"I think this weekend is going to be big for him in terms of where we're at come Monday," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "Can he go down to Orlando and start working himself into some kind of baseball shape. Talking to him, he felt that [the wrist] is kind of turning the corner a little bit on him."


Braves' Freddie Freeman (wrist) won't return by first week of August


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/15/2015) Braves general manager John Hart said first baseman Freddie Freeman might not be ready to return to action by the first week of July, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution

Freeman has been out on the disabled list with a wrist injury since June 23 (retroactive to June 18). There was hope that he would be able to rejoin the team by the end of July, but now it appears the middle of August is the best-case scenario.

"It’s more serious than we expected. I’m hoping he’ll be back before the first of August but he may not be," Hart said. "He’s working hard to get back but it’s a slow-healing injury and it still gives him pain when he swings.

"He dinged it, played four or five days with it, and we gave him a few days off. We gave him an injection and thought he would be back in two or three days but it was no better. We did further tests and found it was more serious than we thought."

The Braves are 10-13 since Freeman went down, scoring just under three runs-per game in that span.


Braves expecting Freedie Freeman to come off DL before end of July


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (wrist) could be ready to come off the 15-day disabled list as soon as the first day after the All-Star break, assistant general manager John Coppolella told reporters Wednesday. 

However, if Freeman isn't ready when the second half starts July 17, he is expected back before the end of July, according to Coppolella.


Braves' Freddie Freeman says he won't be back until after break


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman said he will not return from a wrist injury until after the All-Star break. He is hoping to continue rehabbing during the mid-July break and return shortly after.

Braves' Freddie Freeman won't be ready to come off DL Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (wrist) will not be ready to come off the 15-day disabled list when eligible Friday, manager Fredi Gonzalez told reporters Tuesday.

"[Freeman] plays every single day, he's frustrated," Gonzalez said, per MLB.com. "He wants to get back on the field, but he understands this might take a little more time."

Gonzalez said Freeman's wrist is not improving and the team is trying some other therapy to help with the recovery.

The Braves are still hopeful Freeman will return before the All-Star break.


Braves 1B Freddie Freeman received PRP injection for wrist


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/25/2015) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman received a platelet-rich-plasma injection earlier this week, in hopes of expediting his return from a wrist injury, according to MLB.com.

Freeman was placed on the 15-day disabeld list on Tuesday with a wrist contusion, and there is currently no clear timetable for his return to the lineup. He is eligible to come off the DL on July 3, but it seems more likely his return will be just before or following the All-Star break. 


Braves place 1B Freddie Freeman on disabled list


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) What was anticipated has become reality - the Braves have placed first baseman Freddie Freeman on the 15-day disabled list with a right wrist contusion. The move is retroactive to June 18.

Freeman has been experiencing discomfort in the wrist lately and had been out of the lineup since last Wednesday.

His absence will be felt. His slugging percentage of .520 would be his best ever if maintained the rest of the year.


Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (wrist) likely heading to DL


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) It's highly likely that Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman will wind up on the disabled list on Tuesday, according to MLB.com. 

Freeman has been experiencing right wrist discomfort and underwent an MRI on Monday. The Braves have yet to release the results of the MRI. However, Freeman did not travel with the Braves to Washington for the upcoming three-game series against the Nationals.

If Freeman does end up on the DL, Joey Terdoslavich will probably be called up from Triple-A Gwinnett. This season, Freeman is hitting .299 with 12 home runs.  


Braves 1B Freddie Freeman to have MRI on wrist


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/22/2015) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman will undergo an MRI on his sore right wrist on Monday, per MLB.com.

Freeman, who has missed four consecutive games due to the injury, was hopeful about playing during his team's weekend series against the Mets, but the injury didn't improve as he wanted.

"[My wrist] is not worse, it's just not getting better," Freeman said. "I really don't have an answer until I can maybe get an X-ray or an MRI. I just want to know what is wrong."

Freeman is hitting .299 with 12 home runs and 41 RBI in 254 at-bats this season.


Braves' Jonny Gomes, Freddie Freeman remain out Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Braves outfielder Jonny Gomes and first baseman Freddie Freeman are being held out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets, reports MLB.com.

Gomes is dealing with a quad injury and it will be the fifth-straight game he has not started in.

Meanwhile, a wrist injury will sideline Freeman for the fourth-consecutive game Sunday. He took swings Sunday, but was still sore and he may need an MRI on Monday.

The Braves are underdogs (+125) against the Mets on Sunday.