Freeman out of lineup to rest finger

The Braves sat first baseman Freddie Freeman on Wednesday night in hopes that with Thursday’s off day, he could see more significant improvement with his injured left finger.

Freeman injured the area between his left index finger and thumb a week ago in Miami, when he was hit by a Jose Reyes relay throw trying to break up a double play. He returned to the lineup on Saturday but has still been grimacing after swings.

After seeing him do that again Tuesday night against the Yankees, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez decided to give him some rest.

“It’s getting better,” Gonzalez said. “But hopefully these two days can get him really over the hump.”

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David from Athens, AL

June 13th, 2012
6:10 pm


June 13th, 2012
6:17 pm

YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING A F@#$%^G !!!!! FINGER. When I was growing up and I idolized guys like Mantle,Aaron,Rose,Havelichik,Orr,Unitas to name a few these men no warriors would not have sat 2 minutes for a finger. You had to shoot them to get them out of the lineup. Today’s pro is the biggest wimp on the planet spoiled little rich boys who take what they have for granted and thing NOTHING of the fans. Poor Freddie got a boo boo suck it up Alice be a man.


June 13th, 2012
6:18 pm

Not first and not important!


June 13th, 2012
6:31 pm

Tim…..he took an all out throw from a SS with a great arm right in the finger from 4 feet away….That is pretty damn painful. We have all gotten hit in the finger from a lot less and complained about it for days. I wouldn’t want to be hit with a baseball in the finger from 200 feet away. I agree that ball players aren’t as tough as they once were, but this has GOT to be painful for a guy that uses all hands and wrist when he bats.

D.A. Nuggla

June 13th, 2012
6:40 pm

Good thing all these “wussies” didn’t play in the 60s and 70s!!!!!!!!


June 13th, 2012
6:43 pm

hey tim hes been playing with the sore finger management sat him freeman doesnt make the lineup


June 13th, 2012
7:07 pm

Hey tim I don’t have Reyes are but I bet money If I hit your finger from 10 feet away you won’t use your hand for a week IF you’ve quit screaming by then. Your rant shows exactly how little you know about the game.


June 13th, 2012
8:12 pm


Braves in last palce by the all star brake

June 13th, 2012
8:20 pm

Was it the finger he gave the loosing managar after last nites game?


June 13th, 2012
9:00 pm

Braves 8:20 post, can you count how many fingers you have, because You damn well can’t spell.


June 13th, 2012
9:05 pm

Back in my day we played barefoot on infields full of broken glass!!! And we liked it!! :roll:

Tim you are a fool players back in the day sat out just as much as todays players!! Picking out a select few as examples only amplifies your stupidity!!!


June 13th, 2012
9:16 pm

For all you who think I am incorrect I respectfully say you are wrong. I have been involved in athletics as a player and coach for over 40 years. I have played with bumps bruises sprains cuts I have watched both my son’s both of whom played D1 college football play with screwed up shoulders knee’s etc. The players of yesteryear DID not sit out as much CraZy leave us not discuss stupidity we’ve all read many of your comments. The reason players did not sit as much is simple dollars and cents,today’s players make so much that they flat don’t care.


June 13th, 2012
9:21 pm

Hey Tim , Trying to turn on a 90 mph + fastball with a sore hand and finger is a little different than two meatheaded football players butting heads. yeah wrap it up and wack him again no big deal. Just because it doesn’t hurt you when you put those hamburgers and fries in a bag.


June 13th, 2012
11:28 pm

Tim is right. These Braves are being laughed at by old timers that followed Ty Cobb on up to Cal Ripkin. They pay these stooges way too much for them to sit on chump injuries like what I keep hearing about from these Braves. :)


June 14th, 2012
7:44 am

You play like you are being managed,Freddie is to soft, I guess from being stung by the Hanely Ramariz confrontation with the Marlins, I don’t think Freddie has recovered because I don’t remember him being a softy prior to that or just maybe its because Bobby is looking over his shoulder and he’s scared to get heavy handed which is what is needed.
Example: Look at Chippers ability or lack there of since coming back on board from Rome, he has pushed his way back into the line up not being ready and it has cost the team.


June 14th, 2012
9:19 am

Venters needs to down to minors and get his pitching straightened out. Until then he does not belong in a game. Freddie was fired by Miami wonder why. He needs to go. He never plays small ball you know get them on get them over and get them in. And for gods sake when Venters loaded the bases why why did he leave him in. It should have been a no brainier to change pitchers.


June 14th, 2012
9:31 am

I agree the players of today don’t play through injuries like they used to but why don’t you drop a brick on you finger from head high and see what it does to it. You probably wouldn’t even be able to grasp your fork as you stuff your face.

Can We Talk?

June 14th, 2012
10:10 am

Hey AJC, these sports blogs are a study in the herd mentality and the strange ability some have to throw “virtual crap” at folks like chimpanzees do in real life.
If they win, all is well, if they don’t, every neurosis and paranoid feeling is on display. Not much thinking going on.
Some blogs on other publications “force” a better dialogue by by making the author sign up with their real name, or conduct some kind of vetting process based on some objective criteria like say, actual baseball knowledge. Make a participant take a quiz in a limited amount of time to be part of the blog.
Seems to me folks think they have a license for every absurd thought simply because they can be clever and hide through their anonymity.Many should count to ten (or 1000) before typing them.
I don’t think a one of them would EVER say any of this stuff if folks knew who they were, or were in a situation to actually adress the principals of these discussions.
I’m only saying…

Can We Talk?

June 14th, 2012
10:24 am

To Tim,

I suggest an experiment. Take a hammer and smash your index finger on your non throwing hand.
Now, wait 24 hours, and try to use it to grasp a bat of your choice with force enough to propel a baseball 400 feet or so, or, on a line at over 100mph.
Wait another 24 hours and repeat.
If you haven’t re-injured the finger,or you can hit the ball as described, I would be happy to accept your comments.
Please return to the blog and let us know how it goes.

The fact is, at the MLB level, very very few people can do what they do. When the edge is lost, it’s lost, performance suffers. One can “gut” it out, but performance suffers.

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