Freddie Freeman has been battling injuries for the first time in his career this season, leaving the Atlanta Braves with a huge hole at first base. The 25-year-old now must deal with a right oblique issue that will keep him off the field.

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Freeman Placed on Disabled List with Strained Oblique

Tuesday, Aug. 4

The Braves announced the roster move, while MLB Roster Moves confirmed first baseman Joey Terdoslavich was recalled as part of it. The news comes a night after the team announced Freeman left a game against the San Francisco Giants. Chris Johnson replaced Freeman in the fifth inning and will likely fill in for Freeman until he returns.

Freeman missed one month from the middle of June through the All-Star break with a bruised right wrist that required a platelet-rich plasma injection. He was having a strong season up to that point, boasting an .887 OPS when the Braves put him on the disabled list. 

That number has since fallen to .853, with Freeman totaling 14 home runs and 45 runs batted in, both of which lead the team.

Considering all of the moves Atlanta’s front office made during the offseason, Freeman’s presence in the middle of the lineup is more important than ever. 

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