Following the Braves loss to the Yankees on Wednesday, Brian Snitker informed us of the diagnosis of Acuña’s wrist, which caused him to be scratched from Tuesday’s lineup. The 22-year-old superstar has inflammation in his wrist and will miss this weekend’s series against the first-place Marlins, which begins on Friday. Acuña will then be re-evaluated.
Snit says Ronald Acuña has wrist inflammation and he will miss the series in Miami. #Braves
— 680 The Fan (@680TheFan) August 13, 2020
Judging by this report, it’s a possibility Acuña finds himself on the 10-day IL at some point, which is a substantial concern with such a short schedule.
This news could, however, present an opportunity for Cristian Pache. Brian Snitker said tonight that the Braves top prospect is back to 100% after the ankle injury he suffered in Spring Training 2.0.
Snitker was asked about Pache, who turned an ankle late in summer camp. Said he's fine now, been playing every day at Gwinnett site as far as Snitker knows.
— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) August 13, 2020
Ender Inciarte’s bat is no longer cutting it, and Pache might be able to provide some added offense, which will be needed in Acuña’s absence with such a shoddy rotation. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he was present for the Braves series against Miami.