Freese suffered a gash near his right thumb on Sunday when he was spiked while chasing down and applying a tag on Milwaukee's Norichika Aoki in the first inning. Freese played the rest of the game but needed three stitches to close the cut afterward.
Manager Mike Matheny said he chose to hold Freese out for a second straight day primarily because the padding and bandage on Freese's right hand could affect his ability to throw.
"He wasn't quite ready to go and let the ball go clean out of his hand on the throw," Matheny said. "He's swinging pretty good. There's a chance he could rip it open. We're going to watch him today and see how he responds."
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