Braves place 1B Freddie Freeman on DL with right wrist contusion

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Braves’ Freddie Freeman to undergo MRI on wrist
Monday June 22nd, 2015

The Atlanta Braves have placed first baseman Freddie Freeman on the disabled list with a right wrist contusion, the team announced Tuesday

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.

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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 "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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