Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has surgery on right elbow

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman. (Curtis Compton/AP)

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman had arthroscopic right elbow surgery Wednesday. He is expected to be healthy for Spring Training.

According to a statement from the Braves, the surgery was performed by Dr. David Altchek in New York.

“Dr. Altchek explored and cleaned out the entire right elbow joint during the procedure, removing three fragmented loose bodies and cleaning up multiple bone spur formations that had developed in the first baseman’s right elbow,” the statement said.

Freeman missed time at the end of the season with a bone spur in his elbow, but started all five Braves playoff games.

Freeman, 30, hit a career-high 38 home runs last season, as well as 121 RBIs in 158 games. He had one home run and four hits in the playoffs.

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