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The Atlanta Braves were expecting first baseman Freddie Freeman to rejoin the team at the conclusion of the All-Star break, but that is not happening now. Freeman is expected to miss the rest of July with his wrist injury that has sidelined him for 23 games to-date. A blow to a Braves team that desperately needs their best hitter in the lineup, the duo of Chris and Kelly Johnson, who are filling in for Freeman, are well below his caliber.

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2010 20 ATL NL 20 24 24 3 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 8 .167 .167 .333 .500
2011 21 ATL NL 157 635 571 67 161 32 0 21 76 4 4 53 142 .282 .346 .448 .795
2012 22 ATL NL 147 620 540 91 140 33 2 23 94 2 0 64 129 .259 .340 .456 .796
2013 ★ 23 ATL NL 147 629 551 89 176 27 2 23 109 1 0 66 121 .319 .396 .501 .897
2014 ★ 24 ATL NL 162 708 607 93 175 43 4 18 78 3 4 90 145 .288 .386 .461 .847
2015 25 ATL NL 66 283 254 43 76 20 0 12 41 3 1 26 63 .299 .367 .520 .887
6 Yrs 699 2899 2547 386 732 156 8 98 399 13 9 299 608 .287 .366 .470 .836
162 Game Avg. 162 672 590 89 170 36 2 23 92 3 2 69 141 .287 .366 .470 .836
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/16/2015.

Jeff Schultz from the Atlanta-Journal Constitution talked with Braves president of baseball operations John Hart, who was quoted saying, “It’s more serious than we expected. I’m hoping he’ll be back before the first of August but he may not be. 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 have 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.”

Freeman who played in all 162 games last season, is being joined on the DL by Braves closer Jason Grilli who ruptured his achilles right before the All-Star break. With the Braves currently seven games back of the first-place Nationals, they will need an impressive run with less talented players to push for a playoff berth, an unlikely scenario for a team that was not expected to compete in 2015.

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