Big MLB names fall to injuries over the weekend

Apr 8, 2013 |
Some significant players went down with injuries in baseball this weekend. Here's an update on how they're doing:

Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves
(5-1 SU, 3-3 over/under)

The Braves' first basemen was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique and he was not happy about it.

"They didn't even give me a choice," Freeman said on Sunday to reporters. "It's my career. I should be able to make that decision."

Freeman is hitting .417 with a home run and seven RBIs in five games. Chris Johnson replaced him at first base on Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers (4-2 SU, 3-3 over/under)

The Rangers' pitcher left after five innings of his outing against the Angels on Sunday with continuous issues with a blister on his right ring finger, according to the Associated Press. His status is unknown.

Darvish was one out away from a perfect game against the Astros in his first start of the season.

Jered Weaver, LA Angels (2-4 SU, 4-2 over/under)

Weaver left Sunday's game against Texas in the sixth inning with a strained left elbow and is unsure if he will make his next start, according to the Orange County Register.

Weaver pitched six innings against Cincinnati, giving up two hits and one earned run in his first start of the season.

Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays (2-4 SU, 3-3 over/under)

The Blue Jays slugger missed the three-game set with the Red Sox due to an ankle injury, but he is feeling better and decided to wait until Tuesday to return to the lineup against Detroit, reports the National Post.

"There's not that pressing need to run out there not being 100 percent," Bautista told to reporters before Sunday's game. "I think everybody agrees with me, and more importantly, I'll be able to be more pain-free and give a better effort once I start playing. If I play today, there's no way I can be 100 percent. It makes no sense for me to go out there and kind of half-ass it."

Bautista has two home runs in three games this season. Rajai Davis took his place in right field against the Red Sox.

Josh Reddick, Oakland Athletics (5-2 SU, 6-1 over/under)

Reddick sprained his right wrist in the fifth inning against the Astros on Sunday after crashing into a wall in foul territory trying to catch a pop up.

The X-rays came back negative. He is day-to-day.

"It was a huge sigh of relief," Reddick told, "I was scared. I was nervous that something was seriously wrong because I lost feeling in that area for quite awhile."

Reddick is off to slow start after carrying the team offensively last season, hitting .125 with a home run and four RBIs in seven games.

All stats prior to action Monday.

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