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Freddie Freeman to return soon

MIAMI -- Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is expected to rejoin the lineup soon after X-rays of his injured left index finger were negative.

Freeman underwent the tests Thursday and complained of some soreness but might be out for only a game or two, manager Fredi Gonzalez said. Freeman was hurt trying to break up a double play Wednesday against the Marlins and left the game, and afterward his finger was in a splint.

He'll be examined when the Braves return to Atlanta to begin a homestand Friday. Freeman is batting .253 with eight homers and 36 RBIs.