Ronald Acuna Jr. Day by Day after Hitting the Field (Updated)

Ronald Acuna Jr. Day in and day out after hitting the pitch (Updated) – Battery Power

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Ronald Acuna Jr. left Game Two of Monday’s doubleheader in the first inning after being hit by a pitch from New York’s Taylor Miguel. The third pitch of the game hit Acuña in the left shoulder area. After stumbling, Acuña went down and appeared to be in a lot of pain. The team coaches attended him and left the match.

Acuña waved and finished three shy of the cycle in Atlanta’s 9-8 win in Game 1 of the doubleheader. He got off to a solid start this season and came into Monday hitting .352/.440/.546 with a 166 wRC+. He also entered Monday’s play third in the majors with a 1.6 fWAR trailing only Matt Chapman and Xander Bogaerts.

Kevin Pilar replaced Acuña and will remain in the game to play right field. We will pass updates as soon as they are available.

to update – The Braves announced that Acuña left the game with a left shoulder bruise.

to update – An X-ray of Acuña’s shoulder came back clean but he was sent to a nearby hospital for further examination.

Update – More shooting revealed no breakage and the Acuna is running day in and day out.

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