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ATLANTA (AP) - Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman will not play in the All-Star game after jamming his left thumb.
Freeman jammed his left thumb on the first play of Saturday night’s 5-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Shortstop Andrelton Simmons fielded Chris Heisey’s grounder and threw slightly wide of first base, forcing Freeman to catch the ball in Heisey’s path. Heisey hit Freeman’s glove and was out.
“I guess my thumb was in the wrong place,” Freeman said. “It’s just one of those freak injuries I seem to run into every year.”
Freeman remained in the game. He wore a soft splint on his left hand and is not playing in Sunday’s game.
He said there is “a little bit of tiny swelling” in the thumb.
“I can still bend it and do everything,” Freeman said. “It’s not too bad, so I’m just going to take a day off and see how it goes.”
Before the decision was made that Freeman will not play in the All-Star game, he said the priority is protecting his health for the NL East-leading Braves.
“I’ve got to look out for the best interests of this team, so I’ve got to be available to play in the second half,” Freeman said. “If I can’t play in the All-Star game, we’re better off if I’m able to play in the second half.”
“I think he needs to go,” Gonzalez said. “… You never know when that chance will come again.”
Evan Gattis, who had been out since June 18 with a right oblique strain, was activated from the 15-day disabled list and is starting at first base.
“It was good,” Gattis said of his rehab stint. “I felt good to square up the ball last night. That tells me I’m ready.”
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