Braves plan to take things cautiously with Acuña before playoffs

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One noticeable aspect about the Braves lineup recently is that Acuña has not been playing in the field. Yesterday was the sixth straight game that he’s been used as the designated hitter, and according to’s Mark Bowman, that will likely continue to be the case heading into the postseason.

This is a no-brainer decision by the Braves, who need Acuña to be at the top of his game if they want to repeat as champions. They already have enough problems in the outfield as is.

With that being said, I’m hopeful Acuña will feel comfortable enough in the outfield for the postseason. He’s still a pretty good defender in right field, but beyond that, it gives Brian Snitker a lot more flexibility with his lineup, allowing him to DH someone like Travis d’Arnaud or William Contreras.

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