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Freddie Freeman day-to-day with sore wrist, will see hand specialist on Monday

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman left Sunday's with a sore right wrist and will see a hand specialist on Monday.

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Freddie Freeman is listed as day-to-day with a sore right wrist and is scheduled be examined by hand specialist Dr. Gary Laurie on Monday. Freeman exited Sunday's game in Miami in the third inning after the injury flared up.

"It just flared up a little more and hopefully Dr. Laurie will give me some good news," Freeman said. "I don't know. Maybe with the day and a half off, too, I'll be able to go. But we'll see."

Fredi Gonzalez talked about Freeman's situation with reporters following the game and indicated that they would have further updates on Tuesday.

"Yeah, his wrist is day-to-day. Sometimes it bites him. Sometimes he's had great games like he did in New York and here (Friday) when he hit a home run and drove in some runs. Sometimes it just gets him. He's going to go see Dr. (Gary) Lourie (Braves hand specialist) tomorrow and just take a look at it, see what we can do. We'll have more about it on Tuesday, for sure."

Freeman acknowledged that the wrist was feeling worse before Sunday's game. He struck out in his first at-bat in the first inning and then tried to bunt before lining out to third baseman Martin Prado in the third inning.

"I still went out here and tried it. It's kind of a tell-tale sign when I tried to bunt. (Laughs.) But I'm going to go see Dr. Lourie tomorrow and see what he determines. It's kind of just flared up a little bit more, I don't know if it's (because) it was a quick turnaround (to a day game), if it just didn't heal enough like it normally does with a night game."

Freeman has been hampered by the wrist injury for most of the season spending about a month on the disabled list. He has appeared in 112 games for the Braves this season and is batting .281 with 18 home runs and 66 RBIs.

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