Braves activate All-Star OF Ronald Acuña Jr. from IL

The Atlanta Braves are welcoming again former Rookie of the 12 months Ronald Acuña Jr. barely sooner than anticipated.

It was reported final week that Acuña Jr. was focusing on Could 6 as his return to Atlanta, which places him simply over one week forward of schedule. The Braves end up a six-game homestand at 7:20 p.m. ET on Thursday towards the Chicago Cubs, earlier than kicking off a seven-game highway journey at 8:05 p.m. ET on Friday towards the Texas Rangers.

Acuña Jr. was restricted to 82 video games in 2021 after struggling a torn proper ACL in July, ending the 12 months with 24 residence runs, 52 RBIs, 17 stolen bases and a .283/.394/.596 slash line throughout 297 at-bats. In 2019, the 24-year-old led the Nationwide League in plate appearances (715), runs scored (127) and stolen bases (37), whereas gathering 41 residence runs, 101 RBIs and 175 hits and posting a .280/.365/.518 slash line.

A local of Venezuela, Acuña Jr. completed fifth within the NL MVP voting in 2019, earned his first of two All-Star nods and grabbed his first of two Silver Slugger awards.

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