Acuna underwent surgery to repair his torn ACL on Wednesday.
Acuna will miss the remainder of the season after he suffered a torn right ACL on July 10, and he underwent a successful procedure in Los Angeles on Wednesday. It's not yet clear whether the 23-year-old will be ready for the start of spring training in 2022.
Acuna (knee) was placed on the 60-day injured list Sunday.
A torn right ACL has ended the star outfielder's 2021 season, so this move frees up a 40-man roster spot for the Braves. Johan Camargo was recalled in a corresponding move.
Acuna will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn right ACL during Saturday's game against Miami.
The injury initially appeared to be on the serious side, with the star outfielder needing to be carted off the field in pain after landing awkwardly while jumping for a flyball. Atlanta was holding out hope that his MRI would reveal a less serious issue, but this diagnosis, unfortunately, represents a worst-case scenario for the 23-year-old. Acuna will be sidelined for the remainder of 2021 after undergoing surgery, and it remains to be seen if he'll be ready to participate in spring training come next February.
Manager Brian Snitker said following Saturday's win over the Marlins that Acuna will continue to be evaluated after he was carted off the field with an apparent right leg injury, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Acuna appeared to be in a lot of pain as he was carted off, but the club is still holding out hope that the injury isn't as serious as it initially appeared. Atlanta is hoping to have an update on the outfielder Sunday morning.
Acuna was carted off the field after appearing to suffer a right leg injury while jumping for a flyball during Saturday's game against the Marlins, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports. He went 1-for-2 with a double, RBI, run scored, walk and stolen base before exiting.
Acuna initially tried to walk off under his own power, but he was ultimately carted off after he fell back to the ground. Given the pain the outfielder appeared to be in, it seems possible that he could have suffered a serious injury. He will be evaluated by the club's medical staff, and Atlanta should provide an additional update later Saturday.
Acuna went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, a walk and three runs scored in Wednesday's 14-3 win of the Pirates.
The 23-year-old's third-inning blast narrowed Pittsburgh's lead to 3-2, and he later crossed home a couple more times as Atlanta poured on the runs in the later innings. Acuna had hit an uncharacteristic .196 in 13 games leading up to Wednesday but appeared to get back on track in the afternoon blowout. His power has hardly dissipated, though, as he's now launched six home runs in his last 17 games.
Acuna went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Sunday's 8-7 extra-inning win over Miami.
The star outfielder opened the scoring with a two-run homer in the third inning. In the ninth, Acuna's sacrifice fly plated Ender Inciarte for the game-tying run to force an extra inning. Acuna has homered three times in his last seven games while adding six RBI and seven runs scored in that span. Overall, he's slashing .276/.386/.595 with 23 long balls, 51 RBI, 66 runs scored and 16 stolen bases as Atlanta's leadoff hitter.
Acuna is in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Miami after being scratched Thursday with a tight back.
Acuna was originally slated to leadoff Thursday against the Mets but was a late scratch. He wound up entering the game off the bench, recording a single and a walk during two plate appearances. The back issue has arisen twice in the past week, but it appears to be something the outfielder is able to work around for the time being. He'll bat leadoff as the right fielder Friday.
Acuna was scratched from Thursday's lineup against the Mets with back tightness.
Acuna was originally in the lineup and leading off, though he was scratched just prior to first pitch. It's unclear how long he may be sidelined, but it's notable that he was sidelined with a similar issue within the past week. Ehire Adrianza will hit leadoff and play in right field in his place.
Acuna went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, two RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Reds.
Acuna got Atlanta on the board with a third-inning RBI double before he crushed a 432-foot solo blast in the fifth. The 23-year-old star is slashing .282/.389/.602 with 21 homers in 71 games. It was just his fifth homer of the month and his first since June 21.
Acuna (back) is starting in right field and batting leadoff Friday against the Reds.
The 23-year-old was held out of the starting nine the past two days with tightness in his lower back, but he'll return to action Friday in Cincinnati. Acuna is 3-for-18 with eight strikeouts in his past seven appearances, though he still has a .903 OPS with two homers, a double, three walks and a stolen base over that stretch.
Acuna (back) will be out of the lineup Thursday against the Reds, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Acuna was scratched from Wednesday's starting nine with lower-back tightness, and he'll sit for the second consecutive day due to the issue. He could return to action Friday if the injury shows some improvement. Ehire Adrianza started in his place Wednesday and could receive another look in right field for the series opener at Cincinnati.
Acuna was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Mets with lower-back tightness.
Ehire Adrianza will step in as the right fielder while Acuna sits. More details about Acuna's condition and whether he'll play Thursday should become available following Wednesday's contest.
Acuna went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in a 1-0 win over the Mets during the second game of Monday's doubleheader.
His fifth-inning blast off Miguel Castro gave Acuna 20 homers on the season. It was also the second straight day that he supplied the only offense in a game, as Acuna also went deep in a 1-0 win during the nightcap of Sunday's twin bill against the Cardinals. The 23-year-old superstar is slashing .309/.448/.603 through 20 contests in June with four home runs, nine steals, 12 RBI and 19 runs.
Acuna went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk in a 1-0 win in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader with St. Louis.
Acuna's third inning homer to center was the only run in the game and proved to be all the support Atlanta starter Drew Smyly would need. The blast was Acuna's first since June 8 and was his 19th on the season, which puts him alone in fifth place in the majors.
Acuna went 1-for-2 with an RBI, a run scored, a walk and a stolen base in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Cardinals.
Acuna marked up the scoresheet Thursday, driving in one while also stealing a base and scoring. It was his third stolen base this past week, giving him a total of 14 on the season, enough for third-best in all of baseball. The 23-year-old's speed is just an added bonus on top of his .294/.398/.605 slash line and 18 home runs. He trails only Fernando Tatis in home runs plus steals. Acuna is riding a current 25-game streak of reaching base safely.
Acuna went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI, one run scored and a stolen base Tuesday against the Red Sox.
As expected, Acuna was in the lineup for the team's first game of the week after exiting Sunday's game early with a pectoral injury. He didn't show any ill effects, as he delivered an RBI double in the fourth inning. Acuna also led off the ninth with a single, and he proceeded to steal second base and come around to score. The star outfielder has a .285/.390/.597 line with 41 RBI, 53 runs scored and 13 stolen bases across 264 plate appearances this season.
Acuna (pectoral) will start in right field and bat leadoff Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Just as manager Brian Snitker suggested would be the case, Acuna will be back in the lineup for Atlanta's first game since the star outfielder exited Sunday's 6-4 win over the Marlins with right pectoral tightness. Acuna's removal was described as precautionary at the time, and after having Monday off to recuperate, he looks like he'll be ready to fill an everyday role during Atlanta's six-game week. The 23-year-old is off to an excellent start to June, batting .279 with two home runs, six RBI, six stolen bases and 13 runs through his first 12 games of the month.
Acuna (pectoral) isn't expected to miss additional time, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Acuna was removed from Sunday's game against Miami as a precautionary measure due to right pectoral tightness. Manager Brian Snitker said that the 23-year-old wanted to play through the injury, but the team chose to hold him out as a precautionary measure. Acuna will receive treatment Monday, but he's expected to be in the lineup for Tuesday's series opener against the Red Sox.
Acuna left Sunday's game against the Marlins in the fifth inning with right pectoral tightness, though Atlanta labeled his removal as precautionary, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. He went 1-for-3 with a run scored before departing.
The team's description of Acuna's injury suggests he's merely dealing with a day-to-day concern, but fantasy managers will need to keep close tabs on his status nonetheless heading into a six-game week that begins with a matchup Tuesday against the Red Sox. Guillermo Heredia came off the bench Sunday to replace Acuna in the Atlanta outfield.
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