Braves hold out Freeman with oblique injury
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
ATLANTA (AP) -- First baseman Freddie Freeman has been scratched from Atlanta's lineup with a mild right oblique strain.
Eric Hinske replaced Freeman in the lineup for Tuesday night's game against the New York Mets. The change was announced about 45 minutes before the game.
There was no immediate word on when Freeman strained the muscle in his right side. He is listed as day to day.
Freeman is hitting .268 with six homers and 25 RBIs.
The Braves already have their three starting outfielders -- Jason Heyward, Nate McLouth and Martin Prado -- on the disabled list. Heyward, who is with Triple-A Gwinnett in a rehab assignment, could return from his right shoulder injury Wednesday.