While Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was disappointed
by the fact he wasn’t healthy enough to suit up for last night’s All-Star Game,
he is encouraged by the progress his jammed left thumb is making. In fact,
Freeman is feeling so much better that he’s hopeful he’ll be able to rejoin the
Braves’ lineup for their upcoming weekend series against the Chicago White Sox,
according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com.
Freeman says his thumb – which was injured while tagging
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Chris Heisey out during the first inning of Saturday’s
game – is “still a little tight inside, but it feels great.”
After receiving rest and extensive treatment on his thumb,
Freeman will visit with doctors on Thursday. He’s hoping that the meeting will
result in him being cleared to begin playing again by Friday. However, Freeman
did acknowledge that the ailment could keep him sidelined an additional day or
two following the break.
Freeman made his way onto the National League’s All-Star
roster by beating out players such as Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig in the recent Final Vote. On the season, the 23-year-old has hit
.308/.386/.468 with 19 doubles, two triples and nine home runs over 352 plate
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