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Braves’ Freddie Freeman dealing with symptoms after testing positive for coronavirus

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Freddie Freeman is dealing with symptoms after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Freeman was one of four Atlanta Braves players who tested positive for the virus on Friday. Two of the players, Will Smith and Touki Toussaint, are asymptomatic. Freeman has had symptoms though, which his wife detailed on social media Saturday.

According to Freeman’s wife Chelsea, Freddie has had headaches, chills and a high fever since Thursday.

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Most of you might know by now… Freddie tested positive for Covid-19 last night. He has had body aches, headaches, chills and a high fever since Thursday. He is someone who literally never gets sick and this virus hit him like a ton of bricks. We’ve been really strict for the last 4 months. Haven’t gone to a grocery store, haven’t gone out to dinner once, haven’t seen our friends and only allowed family at our house and we still got it. So far, Charlie, Carol and I are ok. We appreciate all the messages and prayers, please keep them coming for healing and protection for the rest of our family. Please take this virus seriously, wear a mask when in public and wash you hands frequently.

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The Braves first baseman tested negative for the virus on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old has spent his entire career with the Braves. He had a career-high 38 home runs and 121 RBIs last season, while batting .295/.389/.549 with a .938 OPS.

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