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Freddie Freeman put on disabled list by Atlanta Braves due to bruised right wrist
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman looks on from the dugout during Thursday's game against the Boston Red Sox in Atlanta. Freeman sat out for the first time in three seasons, ending his consecutive games playing streak of 234 games because of a sprained right hand. - photo by Jon Barash

WASHINGTON — First baseman Freddie Freeman was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday due to a bruised right wrist.

Freeman is batting .299 with 12 homers and 41 RBIs. He left Wednesday’s game against Boston in the seventh inning, and the move was made retroactive to the following day.

An MRI Monday did not reveal a more serious injury.

“Just a contusion,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “Hopefully, we get him back sooner than later.”

The two-time All-Star played in at least 147 games in each of his last four seasons in the majors, including all 162 in 2014.
Freeman is 13 for 25 in six games this season against Washington, which hosts Atlanta in a three-game series that started Tuesday. The Braves entered the series two games behind the NL East-leading Nationals.

“We’ll figure it out,” Gonzalez said of his lineup. “We didn’t have him the whole weekend series against the Mets, and we won three.”

Atlanta recalled outfielder Joey Terdoslavich from Gwinnett of the Triple-A International League.

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