“I guess my thumb was in the wrong place,” Freeman said. “Just one of those freak injuries I seem to run into every single year. But it’s not too bad. So we’re just going to try to take a day off and see how it goes.”
With Freeman unavailable to play Sunday in the last game before the break, the Braves activated Evan Gattis from the disabled list and placed center fielder B.J. Upton on the DL with a strained right adductor muscle.
Freeman wore a splint to immobilize his thumb on Sunday and said in the morning that he didn’t know yet if he’d be able to play in Tuesday’s All-Star game at New York. But the decision was made soon after. He won’t play.