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Freddie Freeman's wrist not improving, may be headed for MRI

Freddie Freeman missed his fourth straight game on Sunday due to a wrist injury and could be headed for an MRI exam.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Freddie Freeman missed his fourth straight game for the Atlanta Braves on Sunday due to a wrist injury that could be more serious than was originally feared. Freeman told MLB.com's Mark Bowman on Sunday that the injury wasn't getting worse, but it also wasn't getting better and that he could be headed for an MRI exam as soon as Monday.

"[My wrist] is not worse, it's just not getting better," Freeman said. "I really don't have an answer until I can maybe get an X-ray or an MRI. I just want to know what is wrong."

Freeman's wrist was scheduled to be examined by a doctor on Sunday and Monday's off day could provide a good opportunity for further tests.

Freeman had played in 243 consecutive games before missing the last four. He exited Wednesday's game against the Red Sox in the sixth inning. He had an injection in the wrist and the hope was initially that he would return in time for the Mets series.

Freeman is hitting .299 on the season with 12 home runs and 41 RBIs. Kelly Johnson has started the last four games at first base with Freeman sidelined.

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