Newest On Ronald Acuna Jr.
The Braves made outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. a late scratch earlier than their recreation towards the Yankees on Tuesday due to left wrist discomfort. He’ll bear additional analysis in New York on Wednesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com tweets.
Acuna attributes this damage to a current slide, per Bowman, and it’s not but clear whether or not it’s critical. Regardless, it’s apparent Acuna isn’t somebody the Braves can do with out for lengthy – particularly throughout a 60-game season. The all-world 22-year-old had his finest recreation of the marketing campaign Sunday, a 4-for-4, two-home run rampage towards the Phillies which drove up his numbers after an early season stoop. In all, Acuna has slashed .258/.372/.515 (145 wRC+) with 4 homers in 78 plate appearances.
The Acuna-less Braves went with an outfield alignment of Adam Duvall, Ender Inciarte and Marcell Ozuna of their series-opening loss to the Yankees. Additionally they have Nick Markakis and Austin Riley available if Acuna misses time, however shedding him could be a nightmare situation for a Braves membership that’s already shorthanded. Mike Soroka, Cole Hamels, Ozzie Albies and Chris Martin rank as probably the most outstanding members of the group who’re presently on the injured record.