Atlanta Braves star outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. will not play Saturday against the San Diego Padres because of a persistent groin problem that has kept him out of his team’s last three games.
The Venezuelan had said on Friday that he planned to return to the lineup today, but that will not happen. Manager Brian Snitker said Acuña Jr. will undergo several evaluations to determine the true extent of the injury.
Of course, those results are what will determine whether the star player should go on the disabled list.
Acuña (groin) will have an MRI today.
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In the 2022 season he has an average of .282, 2 home runs, 5 RBIs, .878 OPS and .391 OBP in 10 games played. Remember that he missed the first month of the season as he was recovering from knee surgery.
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Acuña Jr has been Rookie of the Year, has won 2 Silver Bats and has been invited to 2 All-Star Games. In just 4 years in the MLB he has 107 home runs, 437 hits, 251 RBIs, 78 stolen bases and an OPS of .9254.
The Atlanta Braves have a record of 15 wins and 18 losses.