7:19pm: The Braves look to have dodged a bullet. They announced that Acuna underwent X-rays that didn’t reveal a fracture. He’s day-to-day.
6:33pm: Braves star outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. exited their game Friday with an apparent left ankle/foot injury, Mark Bowman of MLB.com was among those to report. Acuna departed after fouling a ball off his foot, and he had to be helped off the field. The Braves replaced him with Ender Inciarte.
The severity of Acuna’s injury isn’t known yet, but anything requiring an absence would be worrisome for the Braves at this late stage in the season. They hold a three-game lead in the NL East, but it’s fair to say they’ll need a healthy Acuna in the fold if they’re going to make a serious run at a World Series in the next couple months.
Acuna missed time earlier in the year with a left wrist injury, but he has been better than ever when he has taken the field. The 22-year-old has slashed a career-best .286/.440/.667 (184 wRC+) with 11 home runs and a personal-high 20.2 percent walk rate in 134 plate appearances.
This is getting absolutely ridiculous
All across baseball. Dustin May with a foot injury yesterday, now Acuna. The 2020 season’s sprint to October has become a battle for survival.
Given how many guys have gotten hurt this season, I hope there is a proper ST building up to whenever they begin next year. This has been awful with the rash of injuries. If next year looks like this, please just scrap it.
Foul ball off the ankle isn’t the trainer’s fault.
How does a foul ball off the foot have ANYTHING to do with a shortened spring?
Just complaining to complain
Marvels MAGA Man
How does your comment have ANYTHING to do with with our said?
They were clearly talking about injuries due to not being “warmed up” or stretched out enough.
Nowhere did they mention Dustin May’s injury or even comment on it.
Commenting just to comment without reading what they said first.
Marvels MAGA Man
with what outlaw said*
Appalachian Outlaw, I’m particularly concerned about starting pitchers. If the 202`1 season starts on time, these guys will have essentially pitched 60 competitive innings in 18 months. They will then be expected to ramp back up to 170-plus innings. As it is, there is a shortage of quality starters in MLB. With starters this year averaging about 4.5 innings per start, we might be entering an era where openers are more the rule than the exception.
Who cares about the May comment? Just because a dodger player is mentioned doesn’t mean I’m replying. Honestly, I wasn’t. Nice assumption
The first comment is this is ridiculous
The 3rd comment states a full ST would reduce injuries
My reply stating a foul ball off the foot, something that happens at least weekly, has nothing to do with a full spring training, or a need to cancel the entire season.
He said that on the article about a foul ball. Why would that not be the topic of his comment?
So, he implied They should cancel the season next year because all the injuries like foul balls of your foot and that’s tied to a short spring training. There’s zero connection
That’s what I’m replying to. You are one triggered man wow
Would a full ST have prevented this injury? No, of course not. Maybe Acuna doesn’t go to the IL the first time with wrist inflammation, however? Maybe Fried isn’t on the IL with back spasms? Maybe there isn’t a rash of these types of injuries across baseball? Not looking at this injury in a vacuum with the comment, Common.
It should be a legitimate concern, especially for younger pitchers who’ve never done it. I hope openers don’t become a regular thing, Cey Hey, but you could be right. That may be the only way to reduce the stress on these guys’ arms while they build back up.
I have May in a keeper APBA league. My pitching staff has been absolutely decmited this season. Soroka, Keller, Urquidy, Alcantara, and Kopech, among others, have all missed the majority of the season. I thought I had built a pretty solid young pitching staff, but nope, covid.
I saw May was starting the other night and decided to watch him and his huge moving fastball. Two pitches in he takes a comebacker off the foot. I guess that’s the way she goes.
The curse of the covid season continues.
As a fantasy owner this is what, 3 times ive had to read hes out with an injury. My god.
I doubt he cares about your fantasy baseball team. They’re taking precautions because they have that division wrapped up.
They only have a 2 1/2 game lead on the Phils. Only up one in the loss column. With the starting pitching the Braves have I’d say it’s far from wrapped up.
I’m so sorry to here about your team. I know I find that much more important than his health.
In a normal season and if this ends up being series, this wouldn’t be the end of the world cause our offense is unbelievable this year and we can over come this. Here’s the problem… the position AA put us in by doing nothing to help this team during the trade deadline is we need every bit of elite offense we can mustard cause our pitching is so bad we have to score an outrageous amount to win games. The effect this can have is on AA’s shoulders …. he needs to be on the hot seat!
No fracture according to xrays… AA lucked out
Who was he supposed to get? There is a shortage of elite starting pitchers in MLB. The Braves are otherwise set up nicely for the future. Your “hot seat” comment reminds me of the Dodgers fans who want “Fraudman” fired. They have no idea what they’re talking about.
The problem is, you assume we need elite pitchers when we just needed pitchers that could handle more than 3 to 4 innings. Lol other than Anderson, we have zero healthy pitchers getting us beyond that and even his last outing didn’t go beyond that.
Marvels MAGA Man
Who was he suppose to get? Mike Clevinger for one. You see what the Padres actually gave up for him? And Owen Miller and Austin Hedges or whatever were add on that push the deal over the top? Seriously?
I cannor help but think if Atlanta was like we want Clevinger and Plesac heres Drew Waters and a used washing machine and dryer theyd both be in Atlanta right now. Daniel Norris and Dylan Bundy would have been good consolation prizes.
But forget the rotation for a second. They didnt even try to shorten games by getting guys to bolster the pen…..starter goes through the order twice now its a pen game….Greg Holland and Chris Stratton come to mind.
Who was he suppose to get? At the very least anyone besides JUST Tommy freakin Milone!
MAWA Man, Lots of teams passed on Clevinger.
I agree… the answer is anyone besides just Tommy milone… and yes, they basically gave up nothing for clevinger … we simply needed guys who can pitch a competitive game for more than 3-4 innings… I’m not asking for elite pitchers, I’m asking for legitimate pitchers aside from the likes of erlin
The best defender at the most valuable position in today’s game of framing… he’s nothing of value!
Sure.. fangraphs laughs at you
You can’t seriously be saying Hedges is any good? Just because he frames well?
Marvels MAGA Man
Hedges was a marginal upgrade over Perez.
Including him in the deal certainly didn’t push anything over the top.
Fangraphs ranked hedges as 27 something defensively last year. Perez was around 20 something. Was that extra 7 really worth giving up 2 years of an ace and not adequately addressing your biggest need…..OF? Perez ranks higher defensively this year as well. But whatever. Facts don’t matter to you.
You must live in a fantasy world where Cleveland doesn’t develop pitchers well and needs a marginal upgrade defensively to help the pitching staff.
I look forward to countering your next comment devoid of any facts. Cheers.
Unless he wins his league’s championship, there are fans in every sport who are so much smarter than their team’s GM.
Just ask them.
Anything short of a title means that the GM knows nothing and they the fans know everything.
Just ask them.
Looked bad. He couldn’t put any weight on it at all and hopped entirely on the other foot while being carried off the field.
Gotta hotdog everything, even an injury.
What a moronic comment. You’ve obviously never taken a shot to the ankle before.
Silly Satan, Acuña doesn’t pitch. Try again!
Xrays were negative. He’s day to day
Where’s the guy that said Acuna was overrated and will prove to be a one year wonder? He’s gotten better and better, striking out less and walking more.
They’re all babies. Massive guaranteed contracts, first class travel and per diems paid for, and if they have a sore toenail they take two weeks off
Yet they all work harder than you do.
No chance in hell. They’re all overpaid babies.
Off-topic, but Chris (.120) Davis and Gary (.117) Sanchez are playing in the same game. It must be great for Davis to be playing against an everyday player he’s out-hitting.
Braves missing Teheran’s and keuchel’s ability to go 7 innings in a bad way this season, they would have been nice to have in a shortened season with this offense. Still need a soroka and fried going toeing the mound in the playoffs though. Dominant pitching > dominant offense in a 3-4 game series.
No one misses Teheran. His ability to go 7 innings doesn’t matter when he’s so ineffective that he can’t make it past 4 or 5 innings.
Yes, while it might have been nice to have Teheran this year IF he was still pitching like he had in the past. But Teheran isn’t pitching well at all this year. He’s 0-3, ERA is over 8.00, having given up 25 runs in 27 innings. Braves knew what they were doing when they didn’t try to re-sign him.
Yes we can have dinner you can come to get him a hamburger or hamburger meat
Are we seeing the next version of Aaron Judge? Good first year, then regular trips to the IL. I am keeping an eye on this guy.
Someone doesn’t know much about each players type of injuries
Where is “acunastilloverated” guy at with his usual crap that both he and Max fried suck.
He has changed his dopey handle to something like Division titles matter and some other bozo wording in his screen name.
Braves winning games late that they shouldn’t and losing games they easily should have won with a little clutch hitting, can be frustrating.