Braves' Freddie Freeman Out of Lineup Sunday With Illness

Freddie Freeman will miss Sunday's game with an illness.
Freddie Freeman will miss Sunday's game with an illness. / Adam Hunger/Getty Images

Atlanta Braves start first basemen Freddie Freeman was removed from Saturday's game and diagnosed with "an upper respiratory infection." That same diagnosis is now keeping him on the bench for Sunday's game against the Washington Nationals.

Freeman is a huge piece to lose for a Braves team that is fighting for an NL East title and already without star outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. for the rest of the season.

Freeman is currently listed as day-to-day. The 31-year-old lefty is in the midst of another great season. Hitting .295 with 24 home runs and 63 RBI.

Sitting just 2 games back of the first-place Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East and 0.5 games back of the second-place Mets, the Braves hold +190 odds to win the division, which also ranks third, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest MLB odds.

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