Braves place Acuna on 10-day DL with mild ACL sprain
The team announced Acuna’s MRI results during the first game of Monday’s doubleheader against the New York Mets.
Acuna’s leg buckled while running out a grounder Sunday in Boston. He fell on his back after crossing the bag, then rolled over on his front side with what looked to be a gruesome injury. The 20-year-old surprisingly walked off the diamond, declining a wheelchair.
Acuna is hitting .265 with five homers and 13 RBIs in 51 games.
“It’s definitely scary whenever you see a teammate go down the way he did,” shortstop Dansby Swanson said. “We’re definitely thankful that he was able to walk off. I think he’ll bounce back just fine. It’s just a matter of when.”
Left-hander Max Fried, the 26th man for the doubleheader, was making his first start this season and the second of his career in Game 1.