Braves: Ronald Acuna is playing right field in his Stripers debut

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It was announced earlier this week that Ronald Acuna would begin his rehab assignment on Tuesday in Gwinnett. However, his role was not made clear. I assumed he would be the DH, as the Braves continue to take things slowly with their star player coming off an ACL injury, but that isn’t the case. In his first game with the Stripers, Acuna will be playing right field.

This is notable. It means Acuna is much further along in his rehabilitation than most of us believed. If things go well, he should be in Atlanta before we know it, helping not only with his stick but also in the outfield, where the Braves have really struggled so far this season.

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