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Matt Adams Joins the Braves… For Now

The season opened with a curious experiment that saw the Cardinals playing Matt Adams in left field. Adams is a large human being who, till this year, had been a first baseman — and, well, the whole left-field experiment didn’t go particularly well. Due to Matt Carpenter‘s presence at first, Adams entered the weekend with just 53 plate appearances to his name — plate appearances...
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Atlanta Braves: Freddie free for two months

At the beginning of the week, we learned Freddie Freeman would be out for a minimum of two months due to a pitch that nailed him on the upper wrist. To be morbid yet truthful, it was the end to a career year. Over the course of a two month absence, Freddie Freeman will miss the pivotal moments of the 2017 season. When Freeman was knocked out, the Braves were in second place in the...
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Braves acquire 1B Matt Adams from Cardinals

The Atlanta Braves have found a short-term replacement for the injured Freddie Freeman at first base. The team announced on Saturday that it has acquired first baseman Matt Adams from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for minor league infielder Juan Yepez. Adams, a former starter for the Cardinals, is having a solid 2017 campaign, boasting a .292 average in 48 at-bats, though,...
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"It's been a tough day" -- Brian Snitker on Braves losing Freeman and game to Blue Jays

“It’s been a tough day.” -- Brian Snitker on a day for Braves that began with losing Freddie Freeman and ended with 9-0 loss to Blue Jays.
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Braves' Freddie Freeman on being knocked out for 10 weeks

"Pretty much right when it happened I knew it wasn't going to be good." - Freddie Freeman on being knocked out for 10 weeks.
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Freddie Freeman Has a Broken Wrist

Well, this sucks. In the midst of a season that looked like it was going to take the Braves first baseman from one of the better hitters in baseball to one of the elite players in the game, Freddie Freeman has hit a roadblock. Or rather, been hit by one. An Aaron Loup fastball in the fifth inning of last night’s game got Freeman in the arm, and today, it’s been reported that...
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Report: Freddie Freeman has fractured wrist

It took an injury to slow down Freddie Freeman, because the truth is no pitcher was able to do so this season.The Atlanta Braves first baseman was hit on the wrist by a pitch during Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. X-rays were inconclusive, so he was sent for more testing on Thursday.FOX MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal says Freeman is in a cast and expected to miss at...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Freddie Freeman to undergo further testing after getting hit on wrist

Freddie Freeman will undergo further testing on Thursday after leaving Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays when he was hit on the wrist by a pitch.The Atlanta Braves first baseman was hit as he turned into a pitch that was high and tight during an at-bat in the fifth inning. Freeman underwent X-rays on his wrist that apparently were inconclusive. This could be devastating...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Up, Three Down: Freddie Freeman won't stop raking

Welcome to this week's edition of Three Up, Three Down — your weekly catch-up of the three best highlights (and lowlights) from around the league. We're here for all of the cheers and the jeers, because it's baseball. You can't have a winner without someone losing along the way.This week, there are surprises in the AL East and NL Central, the Mets continue to make headlines, and...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Freddie Freeman rips 'Little League field' Miller Park

Freddie Freeman belted two home runs in the Atlanta Braves’ three-game series against the Brewers over the weekend, including a game-winning blast in the ninth inning Friday night. That did nothing to change his opinion about his least favorite stadium in Major League Baseball.Freeman has hit just .220 in 17 career games in Milwaukee, but he has performed much better at Miller...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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