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Freddie Freeman losing strength in injured wrist

Aug 22, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) hits a single against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at SunTrust Park.  Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

All is not well with Freddie Freeman’s left wrist, and now he’s using a rather vivid comparison to describe his ongoing struggles with it.

The Atlanta Braves slugger said on Saturday that he is steadily losing strength in the wrist, which he fractured back in May. According to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, Freeman likened his wrist to “swinging a wet newspaper.”

Freeman, who made an early return from injury after he initially suffered the fracture, has still produced for Atlanta this season with a .311 batting average and a career-high 1.011 OPS to go along with 23 home runs and 57 RBIs in just 89 games. But the Braves are at a lousy 59-75 on the year, so the ex-All-Star may be a prime shutdown candidate as we enter the final month of the season.

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