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Braves vs. Reds Lineups: Freddie Freeman Out With Eye Injury

The Atlanta Braves struggled to come up with big hits on Monday night against the Reds. Not only was it a tough loss for the club, but everyone was holding their breath as first baseman Freddie Freeman exited the game with blurred vision. After being checkout out by an optometrist, Freeman has been diagnosed with a corneal abrasion.

The injury is not expected to be serious and some wondered if he would be back in the lineup on Tuesday night, but manager Fredi Gonzalez has decided to rest Freeman for the night. Eric Hinske will make the start at first base and will hit seventh in the order. Chipper Jones has moved up to the No. 3 spot. Here is the rest of the lineup:


Michael Bourn CF
Martin Prado LF
Chipper Jones 3B
Dan Uggla 2B
Brian McCann C
Jason Heyward RF
Eric Hinske 1B
Jack Wilson SS
Tim Hudson P

First pitch from Atlanta is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. as the Braves look to split the brief two-game series.

For more on the club, be sure to check out Talking Chop.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.