Braves' Freddie Freeman forced to end MLB-leading consecutive games streak

BY foxsports • June 18, 2015

Looks like Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman won't be challenging Cal Ripken Jr. for the "Iron Man" moniker after all.

Freeman will sit on Thursday for the first time in three seasons, ending his consecutive games played streak of 234 games that he began on Sept. 24, 2013, a high among active players.

The 25-year-old infielder tried to work through a sprained right hand, but the injury proved debilitating in the Braves' game on Wednesday, and he was forced to exit in the seventh inning.

"If you guys noticed, the swing before that, it was a funky, weird, twist-turn foul-off swing," Freeman said after the game. "Shot of pain right there, and I just tried to play through it, tried to gut it out until Sunday, but I just couldn't make it."

Freeman received a cortisone injection after the game to try to decrease the inflammation in his wrist, and he hopes to only miss Thursday's game.

"I'm kind of stubborn in that area," he said. "It takes a lot for me to come out of a game and not play in a game. I got an injection after I came out of the game, so I will probably be missing tomorrow and hopefully be back Friday."

(h/t MLB.com)



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