Freddie Freeman left Wednesday’s game after being hit by a pitch in the third inning. Freeman was struck above the elbow in his right arm by a fastball from CC Sabathia that ran a bit far inside. Freeman initially remained in the game to play defense in the bottom half of the inning but exited before the Braves’ batted in the fourth.
Charlie Culberson replaced Freeman at first base.
.@Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has left the game after being hit by a pitch near his elbow.— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) July 4, 2018
Charlie Culberson moves over to first base and Danny Santana comes in to play left field.
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UPDATE - The Braves announced that Freeman left today’s game with a right upper arm contusion. Presumedly he is day-to-day.
Freddie Freeman left today's game with a right upper arm contusion.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 4, 2018