It’s becoming like clockwork for the Braves’ best player, but Ronald Acuña is once again being held out of the series finale with the Diamondbacks.
Acuña came in feeling sore this morning.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) June 1, 2022
Acuña played in the field yesterday, which is made of turf in Arizona. Originally, the plan was for him to DH only in this series. But because of poor outfield play, Snitker went back on his words and chose to stick Acuña in the outfield.
Unfortunately, it appears to have been the wrong decision, but thankfully it is once again a precautionary situation. Snitker commented on Acuña’s most recent setback and how the team must approach their star player coming off a torn ACL injury.
Snit on Acuna: "that's the first game he's played on turf. It kind of got him a little bit. He's a little sore today. With all the reports, until he reaches that year mark [from surgery], we've got to be careful with him" #Braves
— Kevin McAlpin (@KevinMcAlpin) June 1, 2022
A precautionary approach is the only way the Braves can handle things with Acuña. We can only hope that this becomes less of an issue as the season continues, which Brian Snitker hinted will be the case.
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