Braves two-time All-Star OF Ronald Acuña Jr. focusing on Could return from torn ACL


If the Atlanta Braves lineup is ready to stand up to the loss of former NL MVP Freddie Freeman in 2022, they will doubtless want large manufacturing from newcomer Matt Olson and playoff hero Eddie Rosario. One other pivotal bat for the defending World Sequence champions is Venezuelan slugger Ronald Acuña Jr.

The 24-year-old two-time All-Star was restricted to 82 video games in 2021 after struggling a torn proper ACL in July, however Braves followers acquired a optimistic replace on Friday concerning the teenager’s rehab standing.

Per Bowman, Atlanta supervisor Brian Snitker is optimistic about Acuña Jr.’s pending return to the diamond.

“He’s acquired to undergo the method,” Snitker stated. “There (are) timelines the medical doctors have. He’s doing all the things. He’s proper the place he must be at this level within the rehab. Everyone feels actually good about the place he’s at.”

Bowman added that the 2018 Rookie of the 12 months spent the winter rehabbing within the Los Angeles space and when he arrived to spring coaching a pair weeks in the past, he stated he’d play on Opening Day if it had been as much as him.

After a sensational rookie marketing campaign, Acuña Jr.’s finest season so far got here in 2019. That yr he led the Nationwide League in plate appearances (715), runs scored (127) and stolen bases (37), whereas amassing 41 residence runs, 101 RBIs and 175 hits and posting a .280/.365/.518 slash line.

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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