Freeman returns to Atlanta to have thumb examined
Freddie Freeman has returned to Atlanta to learn when he might be able to resume playing in the Arizona Fall League.
Freeman will visit with Braves hand specialist Dr. Gary Lourie Monday. The highly-regarded first base prospect has been sidelined since aggravating a left thumb ailment while sliding into third base during an Oct. 18 AFL game. The thumb began bothering him a few days earlier when he secured a low throw to first base.
An MRI exam performed last week showed no structural damage to Freeman’s thumb. <p>
Braves general manager Frank Wren said that he is hoping that Freeman will be able to begin playing again within the next week. The 21-year-old first baseman played just five games for the Peoria Desert Dogs before his thumb became too painful.
Freeman is scheduled to fly back to the Phoenix area Monday night.