Freddie Freeman RUMORS & NEWS

  • Freeman said wrist is fine, just a twinge on top of hand

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves fans can come down off the tall buildings: Freddie Freeman is OK. The first baseman gave the Braves and their fans a scare when he left Friday’s game shaking his right hand and wrist in obvious discomfort after a second-inning strikeout. The same wrist that slowed him for much of last..." March 13

  • Braves' Freeman leaves game with sore wrist, hand

    The Score "Freddie Freeman's troublesome wrist may have returned to the surface on Friday, as the 26-year-old Atlanta Braves first baseman exited a game against the Philadelphia Phillies after striking out swinging in the second inning, with soreness in his right hand/wrist. David O'Brien of" March 11

  • Freddie Freeman arrives in camp, says no setback for wrist injury

    Talking Chop "Freddie Freeman arrived at spring training on Tuesday and met with the media this morning before getting in an on-field workout. Comments made by Braves GM John Coppolella on Monday that the team would be cautious with Freemanduring the early part of spring training caused a bit of a furor through..." February 23

  • Freeman Q&A: Wrist good again, ‘pretty confident’ it’ll stay that way

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "His is the pleasant, usually smiling face of the current Braves, but for much of the summer and fall of 2015 Freddie Freeman bore a grimace or disgruntled expression. After playing all 162 games and nearly every inning of a second consecutive All-Star season in 2014, Freeman struggled for much..." January 22

  • Braves will listen to offers on anyone but Freeman

    The Score "The Atlanta Braves are still open for business. Just three months on the job, general manager John Coppolella has been one of the busiest executives this offseason, making four trades and signing seven free agents. Despite landing Ender Inciarte earlier this month in a deal that sent..." December 20

  • Braves, Astros Reportedly Discussed Blockbuster Trade Involving Freeman

    Yahoo! Sports "Complete rebuilds, by their very nature, are ugly little messes that go against the whole point of sports, which is to win. It’s why even after the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs showed just how effective a to-the-studs teardown can be, a certain cognitive dissonance among fans still exists...." November 19

  • Gonzalez: 'Freeman will be with us' next season

    The Score "The Atlanta Braves have cleaned house this past year, though the exodus will not include first baseman Freddie Freeman. The 26-year-old remains one of the holdovers after Atlanta parted ways with Craig Kimbrel, Evan Gattis, Justin Upton, Jason Heyward, and, most recently, Andrelton Simmons over..." November 17

  • The Braves are shopping Freddie Freeman

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports has heard from officials of three different clubs that the Braves are shopping first baseman Freddie Freeman. They’re also reportedly shopping starter Julio Teheran, and outfielders Nick Markakis and Cameron Maybin. Freeman, 26, is under contract through 2021, with..." November 16

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Freeman will likely not start any of the remaining five games. But he'll be available as a pinch hitter

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    Atlanta Braves @Braves

    Roster move: #Braves activate @FreddieFreeman5 from the disabled list; option Joey Terdoslavich to @GwinnettBraves

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Freeman at Turner today for BP before joining G-Braves in Columbus. Still expected to come off DL Wed.

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves say Freeman suffered right oblique injury. He's day-to-day.

  • Braves place Freddie Freeman, ​Jason Frasor on DL

    Sporting News "After being sidelined for five weeks with a right wrist contusion, Freddie Freeman rejoined the Braves in St. Louis in their first game after the All-Star break. Now, the first baseman is headed back to where he came from — the disabled list. Freeman will also be joined by right-handed reliever..." August 04

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    Atlanta Braves @Braves

    Today’s roster moves (1/3): @FreddieFreeman5 has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list and will join the team tonight in St. Louis.

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    As scheduled, #Braves 1B Freddie Freeman headed to Florida to work out in preparation for minor-league rehab assignment.

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Freeman expected to go to Fla. tomorrow for 2-3 days of working out, then rehab assignment. Could come off DL on trip, maybe Philly

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Freeman felt great today hitting off tee and 2 rounds soft-toss. Could begin rehab assignment in next day or two

  • Braves' Freeman (wrist) reportedly could be sidelined until August

    Fox Sports "Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman will be sidelined longer than originally believed because of a bone bruise in his right wrist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. He initially had been projected to return immediately after the All-Star break. "It's more serious than we..." July 16

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Freeman might not be back by 1st week of Aug., John Hart told AJC's Schultz. Wrist injury isn't healing as they hoped.

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    The #Braves aren't sure if Freeman will be ready immediately after the break, but they're confident he'll be ready before the end of July

  • Braves hope Freeman will return before August "Freddie Freeman has not yet been cleared to begin any physical activities, but the Braves remain optimistic that he will return to their lineup before the end of July. Assistant general manager John Coppolella said there is still a chance Freeman will be activated from the disabled list next..." July 08

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    Kevin McAlpin @KevinMcAlpin

    Freddie Freeman says he will not return until after the All Star Break. #Braves

  • Freeman return could be closer to All-Star break

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves are cautiously optimistic about getting Freddie Freeman back before too much longer, but their top hitter isn’t going to be ready to come off the 15-day disabled list this weekend and his return could be closer to or even after the July 13-16 All-Star break. Freeman is recovering..." July 01

  • Freeman (wrist) receives PRP injection "It is still far too early to accurately project when Freddie Freeman will return to Atlanta's lineup. But the Braves are hoping the platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injection Freeman received earlier this week will minimize the length of his stay on the disabled list. Freeman was placed on the 15-day..." June 26

  • Freddie Freeman heads to disabled list with wrist injury

    Sporting News "The Braves hoped a bit of rest would help Freddie Freeman get over the wrist injury that has bothered him the last several days. It turns out Freeman is in for a slightly longer spell on the shelf. Freeman landed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a wrist contusion, and the Braves..." June 24

  • Freeman likely headed to disabled list "Though the Braves have not officially made a decision, it appears first baseman Freddie Freeman will be placed on the disabled list Tuesday. The Braves have not released the results of the MRI exam Freeman underwent Monday to determine what has caused his recent right wrist discomfort. But the..." June 23

  • Freddie Freeman’s MRI must not have gone well

    Hardball Talk "Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman‘s had an MRI on his sore right wrist yesterday, which has kept him out of action for four straight games. It must not have gone well, as David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Freeman did not take the flight to D.C. yesterday with the..." June 23

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Freeman's wrist was still sore when he swung a bat today. He might get an MRI tomorrow.

  • Freddie Freeman’s games played streak to end due to wrist injury

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman will no longer have the longest active streak of games played in the majors when he sits out Thursday because of a right wrist sprain. Freeman said he suffered the injury while taking a swing on Saturday at the Mets. He’d been in the lineup since then but..." June 18

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    Freeman had left thumb contusion. We're about to speak with him

  • Freeman salary soars after Braves move to new ballpark

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Freddie Freeman’s salary in the Braves first baseman’s record-breaking eight-year, $135 million contract jumps to more than $20 million annually for the last five years of the deal, coinciding with the Braves’ planned move to Cobb County. Two days after the deal was announced, details were..." February 06

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    Freeman contract is 8 yrs and $135 million, far and away largest in #Braves history

  • Freeman: Big deal 'truly an honor'

    Bleacher Report "Freddie Freeman should feel special on this fine day in February, as the word is he's the first $100 million player in Atlanta Braves history. Good for him, but even better for the Braves. They just locked up a young, talented player who's on the rise for money that's really not all that absurd..." February 05

  • Freddie Freeman, Braves agree to 8-year, $125 million extension

    SB Nation "Freeman was the Braves' best offensive performer in 2013 and looks to keep improving as he enters his prime. The Atlanta Braves and first baseman Freddie Freeman have agreed to a multi-year deal, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports first reported a deal was close. The..." February 04

  • Braves heading to arbitration with three of their best players

    CBS Sports "The Atlanta Braves are heading to salary arbitration with their three most high-profile arb-eligible players: All-Stars Craig Kimbrel, Freddie Freeman and Jason Heyward. The deadline to exchange figures for salary arbitration was earlier Friday, and though clubs and their respective..." January 19

  • Freeman homers twice as Braves beat Rockies 11-3

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After Alex Wood settled down Tuesday and started pitching the way he and the Braves knew he could his teammates made sure they provided plenty of run support for the rookie left-hander in his first win in the majors. Freddie Freeman hit two home runs and Brian McCann had a three-run homer in a..." July 31

  • Braves’ Freeman cleared to swing

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was cleared to start taking some swings again after a visit to Braves hand specialist Dr. Gary Lourie on Thursday morning. Freeman was set to begin taking dry swings and to hit off the tee when the Braves held their workout Thursday afternoon after traveling..." July 19

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    Freeman was cleared by #Braves Dr. Lourie to take dry swings and hit off tee today. If responds well hopes to play Friday or Sat. (Carroll)

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Freeman says his left thumb feels even better today. He is able to bend it with little problem. #Braves

  • McCann replaces Freeman in All-Star Game "Freddie Freeman will still have a chance to experience his first All-Star Game. But his inability to play has provided his Braves teammate Brian McCann a chance to be a part of yet another Midsummer Classic. A wave of emotions filled the injury-riddled Braves clubhouse on Sunday. A few hours..." July 15

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    Baseball Tonight @BBTN

    Braves 1B Freddie Freeman will not play in All-Star Game due to thumb injury

  • Freeman, Delabar win record-setting Final Vote "Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves and Steve Delabar of the Toronto Blue Jays were chosen by fans as the winners of the 2013 All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by in record-shattering online voting on, club sites and Twitter, where designated player hashtags..." July 11

  • Freeman wins it for Braves in 10th, 5-4 over Twins

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "If Evan Gattis keeps this up, the Braves might just want to dip the big rookie’s spikes in bronze and be done with it. With the Braves down to their final out in the ninth inning, Gattis hit another dramatic, pinch-hit homer Tuesday night, a game-tying solo shot against the Twins to force extra..." May 22

  • Freeman excited to be back from DL; Uggla wants to play two

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman could barely contain his excitement Monday after being activated and penciled into the lineup against Colorado at Coors Field, where he’s homered in three of his past four games. Then the game got postponed because of snow. Freeman was left to bounce around..." April 23

  • Freddie Freeman (oblique) takes some swings

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman took swings on Tuesday for the first time since he was placed on the 15-day disabled list April 7 with a strained right oblique muscle. Freeman said the oblique “felt fine” while taking 30 swings. He was to be examined by the doctor later Tuesday to come up..." April 16

  • Freeman fumes after cautious Braves place him on DL

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves placed first baseman Freddie Freeman on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning with a strained right oblique muscle and he’s not happy about it. Freeman thinks he can continue to play through the injury, which he suffered during workouts last Sunday. He notes that he was on deck when..." April 08

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    David O'Brien @

    #Braves 1B Freeman (oblique) placed on DL. DeWitt recalled.

  • Chipper: Heyward, Freeman face different challenges as young “faces of franchise”

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman watched Braves icon Chipper Jones handle the “face of the franchise” role seemingly with ease in recent years. He knocked out the various unwritten duties of that post effortlessly, including dealing with the media during good and bad times, all while he fought..." March 16

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