PHILADELPHIA — The Atlanta Braves scratched Ronald Acuna Jr. on Thursday night time due to back tightness.
Acuna, 24, had began Atlanta’s earlier 19 video games. The three-time All-Star has appeared in 110 video games total since returning in late April after a torn proper ACL ended his 2021 season.
“He had some back tightness right at the end of batting practice,” Braves supervisor Brian Snitker mentioned after Atlanta’s 1-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night time. “He was swinging in the cage a little bit and something banged on him and he wasn’t available.”
Acuna is day-to-day. He is hitting .270 with 13 homers, 46 RBIs and 28 stolen bases this season.
“We’ll treat him up and we’ll see if he’s available tomorrow and ready to go,” Snitker mentioned. “He hadn’t been dealing with that. It was just one of those things.”
Robbie Grossman changed Acuna in proper discipline for the opener of a four-game sequence at Philadelphia. Dansby Swanson moved into the leadoff spot.
The Braves trailed the idle New York Mets by 1½ video games within the NL East after Thursday night time play with 12 video games remaining. The groups have a three-game sequence in Atlanta subsequent weekend.