Braves Remove Acuña From Lineup With Renewed Wrist Soreness
Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr., strikes out in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
ATLANTA: Ronald Acua Jr. has been removed from the Atlanta Braves’ lineup in their regular season finale due to irritation in his left wrist.
The postseason-bound Braves say the move before Sunday’s game against Boston was made as a precaution.
Even so, the report of renewed soreness in Acua’s wrist is cause for concern as the team prepares for the NL wild-card series. He was on the 10-day injured list due to soreness in the same wrist from Aug. 12-25.
Acua is hitting .250 with 14 homers and 29 RBIs.
Ender Inciarte replaced Acua in center field, and Ozzie Albies moved up as the new leadoff hitter.
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