The Atlanta Braves announced Tuesday afternoon that Freddie Freeman has been activated from the disabled list and will start at third base Tuesday night against the Houston Astros.
Freeman has been out with a broken wrist since May 17, and it was believed he’d be out until late July. But a quick progression in the rehab process allowed him to return earlier than expected, and well ahead of the 8- to 10-week timetable that’s typical for a broken wrist.
We’ll also get to see Freeman at his new position – third base – in his return from the DL. Freeman has been playing the new position throughout his short rehab assignment with the Gwinnett Braves, but he hadn’t played the position since high school before that.
Before his injury, Freeman was on pace for the best season of his career at the plate. He will resume the 2017 season with 14 home runs, 25 runs batted in and a .341 batting average.
To make room for Freeman, the Braves said they will option Jace Peterson to Gwinnett.Follow @Sean_Breslin