Ronald Acuña Jr. left Sunday’s game in the fifth inning due to right pectoral tightness. It was unclear where Acuña might have aggravated the injury but the team said that the move was precautionary so hopefully it isn’t serious.
OF Ronald Acuña Jr. was removed from today’s game as a precaution with right pectoral tightness.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 13, 2021
The broadcast showed Acuña heading down the tunnel shortly after Ehire Adrianza was thrown out at the plate while trying to score on a fly ball by Drew Smyly. Acuña led off the game with a single and came around to score Atlanta’s first run of the afternoon. He struck out in his next two at-bats before exiting.
UPDATE - Here is some video footage of Acuña experiencing some discomfort on one of his swings and while on the bench.
Ronald Acuña Jr. left today's game as a precautionary measure with right pectoral tightness.— Bally Sports: Braves (@BravesOnBally) June 13, 2021
Here's a look at the @Braves star clearly experiencing some discomfort this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/dexdvsCt5G
Brian Snitker said after the game that Acuña had some stiffness in his pectoral and that he wanted to remain in the game but they decided to be cautious. Snitker didn’t think that it was serious.
Snitker said that Acuña wanted to stay in the game but that they erred on the side of caution. Don’t think it is serious— Kris Willis (@Kris_Willis) June 13, 2021