The bad news keeps rolling in for the Braves, as their superstar outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr is headed to the IL with a nagging wrist issue that’s been bothering him since last Tuesday.
Acuña will be placed on the 10-day IL. There's a chance he could return to the lineup by next Friday.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) August 15, 2020
Chad Sobotka has been activated to the roster since he was already in Miami with the team.
The more shocking news is that the team isn’t choosing to call up a prospect to start Sunday, instead they’re rolling with the 29 year old lefty Robbie Erlin.
#Braves will start lefty Robbie Erlin on Sunday.
— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) August 15, 2020
Erlin was claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh, and hasn’t had a good start to his Braves career. He gave up 4 runs in 2.2 innings of mop up duty against Philly after Sean Newcomb was absolutely shelled. If he fails tomorrow, this may be his last stop in Atlanta.
Hang on Braves fans, it’s not looking pretty this week.