KISSIMMEE, Fla. — 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.