Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman’s had an MRI on his sore right wrist yesterday, which has kept him out of action for four straight games. It must not have gone well, as David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Freeman did not take the flight to D.C. yesterday with the rest of the team for their series against the Nationals.
Freeman, by far the most important hitter in the Braves’ lineup, is hitting .299/.367/.520 with 12 home runs and 41 RBI on the year. The Braves, despite being at .500 with a negative 13 run differential, are only two games behind Washington, against whom they open up a three-game series tonight. Not having Freeman for the series is a tough blow.