Jonathon Niese

Braves' Freddie Freeman had cancerous mole

Braves' Freddie Freeman had cancerous mole

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was in the lineup after having a cancerous mole removed from his upper back three days ago.

He received test results Friday that abnormal cells were present, but Freeman returned from the All-Star break saying he’s free of cancer after the procedure.

Freeman said he regularly gets checkups after his mother died of skin cancer in 2000. 

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Pittsburgh moved Jonathon Niese (7-6, 5.13 earned-run average) to the bullpen and activated Gerrit Cole from the disabled list to start Saturday. ... Detroit put Justin Upton and San Diego put Melvin Upton Jr. on the...

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