Braves' Freeman won't play in All-Star Game due to thumb
General manager Frank Wren said Sunday Freeman's thumb injury will keep him out of the game.
Freeman jammed his left thumb on the first play of Saturday night's 5-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Shortstop Andrelton Simmons fielded Chris Heisey's grounder and threw slightly wide of first base, forcing Freeman to catch the ball in Heisey's path. Heisey hit Freeman's glove and was out.
Freeman, who has a soft splint on his left hand, is not playing in Sunday's game.
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