Freeman MRI shows no structural damage

An MRI on Freddie Freeman’s right knee revealed no structural damage, only a muscle strain, the Braves announced Wednesday. The Braves’ prize first base prospect in Triple-A Gwinnett is considered day-to-day.

Freeman injured his knee stretching to match a catch at first base on Friday night during Todd Redmond’s not-hitter against Louisville. Freeman had a MRI on Tuesday in Atlanta and met with team doctors on Wednesday.

The 6-fo0t-5 first baseman, considered the Braves’ second-best prospect by Baseball America, is hitting .261 with five homers and 24 RBIs for Gwinnett.

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itcouldbeworse ™

June 2nd, 2010
6:27 pm

that sound you hear is the exhale of all of braves country about the future

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Faith

June 2nd, 2010
6:52 pm

Glad he’s okay. We will definitely need him in the future!

Tami

June 2nd, 2010
7:02 pm

What a relief! Hey….he might be slated as one of the September callups should the Braves still be contending. He may very well be needed! Stay healthy, Freddie!

George

June 2nd, 2010
7:25 pm

If Glaus continues his rampage all season, will the Braves resign him or call Freeman up? This could present a very nice problem.

Bobbymahlom

June 2nd, 2010
7:48 pm

If Chipper retires at the end of this season it would be nice to have Glaus take over at third base providing Freeman is ready to be our regular first baseman. I’m so sick of watching McLouth sticking the ball in his pocket after he makes a catch while runners are taking extra bases. There is more to playing centerfield than merely catching the ball.

Mike McDonald

June 3rd, 2010
12:44 am

Lowe is at his peak and is ripe for a trade to NYY, along with Melky for Vazquez and Switzer, straight up. Kamakami, plus McLougth and O’Flaherty, should give the Astros what they need to start a “re-build” and free up the salary of the discontented Oswalt. Might take Jo Jo Reyes, to boot, to make the deal with Roy to Atlanta.
Now, if we could monetize the “value” of the consistently,vulnerable Chipper and the fabulous, but rapidly fading, Brian McCann, Atlanta could build a new dynasty with an extraordinary 12 man pitching staff and a potent group of 13 motivated,position players who can earn their keep.
Total player payroll under $75 million; coupled with a reduced front office exec payroll, minus Bobby Cox and Terri McGuirk, et al.
A great exit for Tax-free Malone and Liberty Mutual and a great entree for Blank-check, Arthur.
Then, Atlanta could begin its true run as a major league sports town

Mike McDonald

June 3rd, 2010
12:57 am

Correction:
Liberty Media, rather than Liberty Mutual. But the ultimate benefits would be mutual for Braves’ fans.

Jacob

June 3rd, 2010
8:39 am

Mike – its way too early to be smoking whatever you’re smoking.

BravesFanLostInOhio

June 3rd, 2010
11:51 am

But Jacob, that’s gotta be some good stuff! LOL

LFP6

June 3rd, 2010
12:52 pm

Heh. itcouldbeworse(tm), you hit it right on the button.

Arnie Rushton

June 3rd, 2010
3:27 pm

I don’t think people should be so quick to jump off Brian McCann’s band wagon. He’s had some nagging little injuries this year that has kept him from his normal self. He’s still a good receiver and has a lot of value to the team.

ncgarry

June 3rd, 2010
7:03 pm

what a relief

hal

June 3rd, 2010
7:15 pm

mcant as well as all the other way over lauded homegrown stars was never as good as precieved and i think theres another caidate for that fall off the gravy train lurking in rf this year heck three years ago frenchy was untouchable will lead this franchise for the next 15 years lol things change

Mark

June 5th, 2010
8:20 pm

What ever happened to spell checkers. Did they just vanish from the face of the earth. Going by this article they must have. Or maybe the writer is a product of our present day school system.

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