Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman injured his left thumb sliding back into a base in an Arizona Fall League game on Monday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 's David O'Brien writes .
The initial diagnosis is a sprain, O'Brien writes, but more will be known after an exam on Thursday.
Freeman, who is expected to man first base for the Braves on opening day, hurt his hand sliding into third on a triple for the Phoenix Desert Dogs. Freeman is batting .125 (2 for 16) in five AFL games with a double and a triple.
Freeman was called up in September and hit .167/.167/.333 with a homer in 24 at-bats in 20 games for the Braves. His one homer was off Roy Halladay.
At Triple-A, Freeman hit .319/.378/.521 with 18 homers and 87 RBI in 124 games.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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