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Report: Braves' Freddie Freeman out for All-Star Game with thumb injury

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Freddie Freeman's injured thumb will reportedly nix his first All-Star appearance. (USATSI)
Freddie Freeman's injured thumb will reportedly nix his first All-Star appearance. (USATSI)

According to Dave O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman won't be able to play in Tuesday's All-Star Game because of a thumb injury that he sustained while making a tag against the Reds on Saturday. He's out of the Atlanta lineup for Sunday's game. Freeman won the All-Star "Final Vote" over Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers, among others.

This season, the 23-year-old Freeman is batting .308/.386/.468 with nine homers and 19 doubles. He also grades out as a plus fielder at the position.

It's not yet certain whom NL manager Bruce Bochy will name to replace Freeman on the National League roster. O'Brien notes Freeman will still travel to New York for the festivities and receive treatment from NL trainers while he's there.

 

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