Braves Activate OF Ronald Acuna Jr. From 10-Day Injured List

The Atlanta Braves announced that Ronald Acuna Jr. had been activated from the ten-day injured list.

The Braves and Acuna were initially targeting an early May return, but the superstar will be ready a little earlier. Acuna was supposed to spend three weeks with Triple-A Gwinnett. However, he did get in six minor league games, picking up seven hits in 19 at-bats for one RBI and four runs. Acuna hit .368, with a .520 OBP, and a .941 OPS.

Acuna’s 2021 season ended when he suffered a complete tear of his ACL on July 10. The 24-year-old underwent surgery shortly after the injury occurred and had a return date of May 6. In 2021, Acuna had 84 hits in 297 at-bats for 52 RBI, 24 home runs, and 72 runs. He hit .283, with a .394 OBP, and a .990 OPS.

Acuna was also in the news for comments indicating that he wasn’t a fan of former teammate Freddie Freeman.

Over at FanDuel Sportsbook, the Atlanta Braves are -220 against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.