Remember when there was optimism that Ronald Acuna Jr. was potentially going to be available as early as Monday right after the Marlins series? Yeah, so much for that.
The Braves announced before their game Saturday that Acuna was going to be placed in the injured list for his ailing wrist, although importantly the listing is retroactive so Acuna could be activated late next week.
The Braves are saying all of the right things by saying that they are just be careful and do not want to rush him back, this is does speak to the fact that this is more than just the usual soreness they are dealing with with Ronnie. With Ozzie Albies also on the mend, the Braves have two of their most dynamic young position players on the injured list not to mention the rotation which is, well...a difficult situation to say the least.
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In some good news, Max Fried was excellent for the Braves as he dominated the Marlins during Atlanta’s 2-1 win. Marcell Ozuna and Adam Duvall were the offensive heroes on the evening and for a team that has had as much go wrong as the Braves have, this was a welcome change of pace.
The TC minor league crew has been busy of late with a series of roundtable questions regarding prospects and how they will be employed this year. For this installment, we discussed the likelihood of a trade for a legitimate starter before the trade deadline and the potential pitfalls to that thought process.
Like I said, the Talking Chop MiLB guys have been busy. In this part of the aforementioned series, we discuss what prospects will have the biggest impact on the Braves’ 2020 season. It is important to remember that this isn’t who we think is the best or most talented prospect in the system.
Mike Trout is insane. Mike Trout is the best player in baseball. You all probably knew this already, but he is making a point to remind people each and every day that even though he is a new father and this season is weird, he is the king as long as he wants to be.
The Yankees seem to have a lot of trouble keeping guys healthy. Some, like Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge, are repeat offenders on the injured front. However, some, like DJ LeMahieu who hurt his thumb on a swing, seem to just be collateral damage from the voodoo curse placed upon the squad.