The Atlanta Braves were without Ronald Acuña Jr. again Tuesday night against the Boston Red Sox. Acuña left Sunday’s win over the Phillies after before the third inning after feeling some tightness in his right hamstring. Acuña felt some soreness Monday and was put through some tests and running drills on Tuesday. The decision was made to give him another day of rest and with an off day Thursday, he may not be back before Friday’s doubleheader back in Atlanta.
Brian Snitker also said that Ozzie Albies has begun ramping up his activity and is hopeful that he will be hitting on the field by the end of the week. That would make a return during the upcoming homestand possible.
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MLB announced Tuesday that Oakland’s three-game series against the Mariners has been postponed.
The Toronto Blue Jays came close to acquiring Pittsburgh right-hander Joe Musgrove before Monday’s deadline but things fell apart. Toronto then pivoted and acquired Robbie Ray from the Diamondbacks and Ross Stripling from the Dodgers. Atlanta was also a team that reportedly had contact with the Pirates regarding Musgrove.
The Minnesota Twins activated Byron Buxton and Miachel Pineda on Tuesday. Third baseman Josh Donaldson is set to be activated on Wednesday. Donaldson has appeared in just seven games due to a calf strain.
Second baseman Isan Diaz was cleared to return to the Miami Marlins on Tuesday. Diaz opted out of the 2020 season at the beginning of August. Miami also called up infielder Jazz Chisholm Tuesday and he will reportedly be given a chance to win the second base job.