Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman waits to hit during warm ups before the start of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Monday, August 3, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Photo: John Amis
Photo: John Amis

Braves slugger Freeman leaves game with injury

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman left Monday’s game against the Giants with what the same said was a right oblique injury.

The Braves said his status is day-to-day.

Freeman winced after fouling off a pitch in the third inning and was slow to get back in the batter’s box. Freeman finished the at-bat and played his position in the top of the fourth inning but Chris Johnson took his position for the top of the fifth as Freeman sought treatment from trainers.

“For him to come off like that, something’s bothering him,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

The Braves activated Freeman from the disabled list on July 24 after he missed 30 games with a right wrist bruise. He leads Braves regualrs in home runs (14) and slugging percentage (.500 entering Monday).

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