468x60 General & Logo

Braves’ Freddie Freeman has broken wrist

Freeman, who is hitting .341 and leads the National League with with 14 homers, was hurt when hit he was by a pitch from Aaron Loup in the fifth inning of an 8-4 victory over the Blue Jays on Wednesday. Jace Peterson, a utility player who has spent most of his time at the middle infield spots, started at first base Thursday. Loney, who hit .265 with nine homers in 100 games for the Mets last year, is expected to join Triple-A Gwinnett. Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang, who has been on the restricted list since spring training, lost his appeal of a suspended two-year prison sentence in his native South Korea for fleeing the scene after crashing a car into a guardrail while driving drunk. The Blue Jays suspended center fielder Kevin Pillar for two games for yelling an antigay slur at a Braves pitcher. Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler’s demotion to the minors has been voided, and he has instead been placed on the 10-day disabled list with bursitis in his right shoulder. ...

Article by Associated Press (c) Top Sports Stories RSS Feed - Read full story here.