Braves' Freddie Freeman: Tests reveal wrist fracture

Freeman is expected to miss at least eight weeks with a fractured left wrist, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

This is a tough blow for both parties, as Freeman was off to a blistering start to 2017, slashing .341/.461/.748 with a league-leading 14 homers through 37 games (135 at-bats). Barring any setbacks in his recovery, the 27-year-old is hoping to be back in action sometime shortly after the All-Star break. The injury isn't expected to require surgery, which is good news, but it will still keep him sidelined for an extended period of time. It's unclear who will fill for Freeman while he's sidelined, though Nick Markakis could slide over to first base or Rio Ruiz could be recalled from Triple-A.

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