Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:18:59 -0700
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (thumb) is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 19, but likely will be Saturday, July 20, if he does not have any problems with his injured thumb. Freeman hit some soft toss Friday and felt good.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 07:17:56 -0700
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (thumb) was cleared to take dry swings and hit off a tee Thursday, July 18. If it responds well, he hopes to play this weekend.
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:17:31 -0700
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (thumb) says his left thumb feels better; he's able to bend it with little resistance.
Fantasy Tip: He should be back sometime this weekend, so plan ahead.
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:35:50 -0700
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (thumb) said his thumb is feeling better and hopes to be ready to play Friday, July 19. Freeman is wearing a brace on his injured thumb.
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 13:42:07 -0700
Atlanta Braves C Brian McCann has been named to the National League All-Star team as an injury replacement for 1B Freddie Freeman (thumb).
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 11:13:17 -0700
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (thumb) will not play in the All-Star Game after injuring his left thumb while tagging a runner Saturday, July 13, against the Cincinnati Reds. However, he will travel to New York to participate in All-Star festivities and will receive treatment from the National League team trainers. Freeman received X-rays on the thumb and will be examined again by the Braves' hand specialist Thursday, July 18.
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 08:28:12 -0700
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (thumb) is not in the starting lineup Sunday, July 14, because of a sore left thumb. He hopes to be able to play in the All-Star Game.
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 18:18:51 -0700
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman, Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez and OF Yasiel Puig, San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence and Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond are vying for the final spot on the National League All-Star roster. Fans have until Thursday, July 11 to cast their votes at MLB.com.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 17:00:36 -0700
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman was being pitched around often in his recent series against the New York Mets, and he grew impatient and slid into an 0-for-16 stretch following those contests. He took a breather and chatted with hitting coach Greg Walker and has reminded himself to go with pitches, notably up the middle. He enters play Tuesday, July 2, on a 6-for-17 run with a double, five RBIs and a homer in back-to-back games.
Fantasy Tip: A promising development for Freeman, who might be in line for a significant increase in power following the All-Star break.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 16:31:33 -0700
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez acknowledged that it's proving tough to get C Evan Gattis in the lineup, despite the fact that he's second on the team with 12 home runs and 32 RBIs. Gattis can play catcher, first base and left field, but C Brian McCann and 1B Freddie Freeman are swinging the bat well right now, and OFs Jason Heyward and B.J. Upton are showing signs of life.
Fantasy Tip: We knew this situation would present itself sooner or later, but Gonzalez will try to get Gattis in the lineup whenever he can when someone needs a breather. As a result of Gattis' inconsistent playing time, it's tough to hang onto him in deep mixed leagues if you have other pressing needs.