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.
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.