Freddie Freeman Is Headed Back To The Disabled List

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman will be headed to the DL for the second time in 2015, this time with a strained right oblique muscle. Freeman just returned from his first stint on the DL late last month when he was sidelined with a wrist injury.

He had only played in ten games since the activation from the disabled list and hit only .184 in that time. In total this season, Freeman is having a fairly solid year hitting .284 with 14 home runs and 45 RBI to go along with an .848 OPS in 76 games

Oblique injuries tend to take a good amount of recovery time so don’t expect to see Freeman back in the Braves lineup until sometime in mid-September.

During his first absence, manager Fredi Gonzalez turned to Chris Johnson to play first base for the Braves with Joey Terdoslavich also filling in.

The Braves will definitely miss Freeman in his absence, but they are a good distance out of a playoff spot in a bit of a rebuilding year in Atlanta.

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