Braves place 1B Freddie Freeman on DL with right wrist contusion
Freeman missed his fourth straight game on Sunday, a 1-0 victory over the New York Mets.
Before being sidelined with the injury, Freeman played in a MLB-high 243 consecutive games. Freeman says his wrist started bothering him last week during a series against the Mets in New York.
Kelly Johnson has filled in for Freeman at first base while he has been out.
Freeman left Wednesday’s game against the Boston Red Sox after six innings and received a cortisone injection in hopes of easing the pain. He tried to swing a bat on Sunday, but said his wrist still bothered him.
"[My wrist] is not worse, it's just not getting better," Freeman told MLB.com. "I really don't have an answer until I can maybe get an X-ray or an MRI. I just want to know what is wrong."
Freeman, 25, leads the Braves in batting average (.299), home runs (12) and RBIs (41) this season.
Atlanta (35-35) has won three games in a row and sit just two games back of the Nationals in the National League East.
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