Atlanta Braves star first baseman Freddie Freeman was struck on his left wrist by a pitch during Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. X-rays on the wrist were inconclusive and Freeman will undergo more tests Thursday.
Aaron Loup was pitching for the Blue Jays. The call was originally ruled to not be a hit-by-pitch, but was overturned after the Braves challenged it. Johan Camargo came on to pinch-run for Freeman and Jace Peterson took his place at first base. The Braves went on to win the game 8-4.
Freeman is hitting .343 this season and a league-leading 14 home runs. If Freeman were to miss time, it would be a crushing loss for a team that is in second place in the NL East. The Braves sit at 16-21 and are eight games behind the division-leading Washington Nationals. The Braves signed slugger Ryan Howard in the off-season but he was cut after struggling heavily in Triple-A. They are thin at the first base position and will certainly be hoping for the best with Freddie Freeman’s X-ray results.