Freeman: 'No intent' by Blue Jays to hit me

Bryan Mcwilliam
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The Atlanta Braves received terrible news Thursday afternoon when an MRI and CT scan revealed first baseman Freddie Freeman suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left wrist after being hit by a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Freeman is expected to miss 10 weeks of action, and despite his injury occurring amid a heated series between the two teams, the 27-year-old doesn't believe he was hit on purpose by Toronto reliever Aaron Loup.

"There was no intent," Freeman said during a press conference Thursday. "He was just trying to do his job and one got away."

The loss of Freeman is a big one for the Braves. The slugger is one of baseball's best hitters, swatting .341/.461/.748 on the year and is tied for the major-league lead in home runs with 14.

Atlanta has reportedly signed veteran free agent James Loney as a potential replacement. Jace Peterson will get the start at first for the Braves on Thursday against Toronto.