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ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves star Freddie Freeman has a fractured left wrist and will miss at least 10 weeks.
Per MLB League source.. Braves Freddie Freeman will miss, at minimum 8-weeks with a fractured left wrist. In a cast.. no surgery required— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) May 18, 2017
Freeman will be placed in a cast for four weeks, the Braves said Thursday.
Freeman had to leave Wednesday night's game against the Toronto Blue Jays after getting struck on the left wrist by a pitch in the fifth inning.
The umpires initially ruled that Aaron Loup's pitch did not hit Freeman. But with the Atlanta star in obvious pain, the Braves challenged, and the call was reserved after a video review.
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Freeman came into the night hitting .343 and tied for the major league lead with 14 homers.
On Thursday afternoon, the Braves placed Freeman on the disabled list. They recalled infielder Rio Ruiz from Triple-A Gwinnett.
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