Braves lose Freddie Freeman to wrist injury

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First baseman Freddie Freeman, around whom the Braves’ lineup revolves, is headed to the disabled list with a wrist injury.

Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that the injury is not believed to be serious, but Freeman tried avoiding the DL and couldn’t get healthy enough to play after missing four games.

It’s a huge loss for Atlanta, because Freeman hit .299 with 12 homers, 20 doubles, and an .887 OPS through 66 games and has an .836 OPS for his career at age 25. Meanwhile, no other Braves player has an OPS above .800 this season and Cameron Maybin at .755 is the next-highest among regulars.