Braves 1B Freeman injures knee in spring drill

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is expected to miss
at least a week after injuring his right knee.

Freeman’s kneecap popped out of place Tuesday attempting to
field a low throw during an infield drill. The team says the knee
is stable and he had a similar injury in the minors two years ago.
Freeman missed about a week the last time.

The Braves already are dealing with pitcher Tommy Hanson
sustaining a concussion in a wreck and utility infielder Jack
Wilson being out up to six weeks with a strained calf muscle. Also,
pitcher Tim Hudson will probably miss the first month of the season
recovering from back surgery.

Freeman was runner-up for NL Rookie of the Year after hitting
.282 with 21 homers and 76 RBIs.