Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman
will not play in the All-Star Game due to a left thumb injury.
Freeman was voted into the All-Star Game by a record number of fans on
Thursday. However, Freeman sustained a jammed thumb on the first play of the
game in Saturday's 5-2 win over Cincinnati.
Major League Baseball announced Sunday that Braves catcher Brian McCann will
replace Freeman on this year's National League All-Star roster.
This is the seventh career All-Star selection for McCann, who is hitting .291
with 12 home runs and 32 RBI in 53 games this season.
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