If you remember the 2019 Home Run Derby that featured Ronald Acuña and Alex Bregman, you might have noticed the two spending quite a bit of time with each other. Well, apparently, a budding friendship began that weekend, and now their teams are meeting in the World Series.
As we all know, Ronald Acuña is not available after he tore his ACL just before the All-Star break in July. However, he is in Houston with the team, and he provided some insider insight to Alex Bregman regarding his return.
According to a video of the two talking pregame, Acuña is eyeing a return in May.
That means Acuña is hoping to be back about ten months after he tore his ACL. A couple of decades ago, that would have sounded outrageous, but today, that’s become entirely conceivable.
With that being said, the Braves will be as cautious as possible with Acuña, and they can afford to be. Just look at what they have accomplished without him this season. That doesn’t mean they are better without him. If Acuña were available in this series, the Braves would be heavy favorites. However, Atlanta is one of the few organizations with so much talent that they can afford to let their best players get to 100% before forcing them into action. For that reason, it could be more like June or July before we see Acuña back on the field at Truist Park.
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