The Atlanta Braves have scratched outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. from Sunday’s lineup due what is being called “left wrist irritation”. The move is listed as precautionary but we will find out more when Brian Snitker speaks with the media following the game.
OF Ronald Acuña Jr. has been scratched from today’s lineup as a precaution with left wrist irritation.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 27, 2020
Obviously the Braves can ill afford to have Acuña sidelined or less than 100 percent with the playoffs set to begin Wednesday. With Acuña out, Ozzie Albies moves into the lead off spot with Ender Inciarte replacing Acuna in center.
UPDATE - Acuña wanted to play in Sunday’s game per MLB.com’s Mark Bowman but the Braves weren’t going to risk it this close to the playoffs. While it still sounds that Acuña’s situation is precautionary, this will be something to monitor over the next couple of days.
Acuña wanted to play today, but the Braves weren't going to take any chances, especially since it's the same wrist that sidelined him in August. He'll now get a chance to rest for a few days before the playoffs begin.— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) September 27, 2020