Braves report: Ronald Acuna Jr. shut down for rest of regular season

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For fans looking for baseball history, you may be disappointed. Though Ronald Acuna Jr. had a great shot to be the youngest 40/40 player of all-time, the team will be cautious with the hip injury he sustained and he will sit out the rest of the regular season in hopes he will be 100% for the playoffs.

It goes without saying that the Braves’ first victorious playoff series in nearly two decades takes priority over accolades. This was the smart move as he will have nine days to rest. But it is certainly disappointing that Ronald will not be able to capture the achievement… at least this year. According to David O’ Brien of the Athletic, it is a groin strain:

On the contrary, the Braves have gotten good news regarding Freddie Freeman:

Having these guys both at 100% or close to it will be essential in any type of Braves playoff run. It seems as if this should be the case next Thursday as the Braves will kick off the NLDS at home.

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