Ronald Acuna Jr. was sent on a Triple-A rehabilitation assignment. He is expected to be a ‘boost’ for the Atlanta Braves

SAN DIEGO — Atlanta BravesStar Ronald Acuna Jr. As he nears his return from the torn ACL that ended his 2021 season, he will start a rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Gwinnett.

Atlanta's media relations department stated before the Braves' Sunday night game against the San Diego PadresAcuna would be joining Gwinnett at Jacksonville to begin a series on Tuesday.

Brian Snitker, Atlanta manager said, “I'm sure that he's excited about playing real games under lights.” “It's coming down to where we are able to get him back. This will be a great boost for the club.

Acuna, 24, is a two-time All-Star. He was playing like a contender for MVP last season when he injured his right knee on July 10. Acuna, who was hitting.283, had 24 homers and an.990 OPS in the 82 games he was playing at the time. He was left as a spectator during Atlanta's World Series title race.

Acuna began the season on the 10-day injured list. He has been training at North Port's spring training facility, Florida.

The Braves (5-5), the current World Series champions, maintained a winning streak of two games into the series finale against Padres.

This report was compiled by the Associated Press.

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