Acuña to miss weekend series with sore wrist

August 13th, 2020

will miss this weekend's series in Miami, but it appears the Braves outfielder will avoid the injured list.

Acuña received encouraging news regarding his left wrist on Wednesday night, as an MRI exam and CT scan showed no structural damage. His recent discomfort has been caused by inflammation, which should be remedied with a few more days of rest.

"They did all the tests and everything and it's just irritated," Braves manager Brian Snitker said after his club's 6-3 loss to the Yankees. "Hopefully he can get it calmed down. We'll re-evaluate him [on Monday], but this was probably as good of news as we can get."

Acuña missed this week's two-game Interleague series against the Yankees. The 22-year-old believes he injured the wrist while diving back to a base recently, but he did not inform the Braves of any discomfort until he swung a bat before Tuesday night's game at Yankee Stadium.

Acuña hit three home runs during Sunday's doubleheader sweep against the Phillies and he has produced a 1.306 OPS through his first 10 games in August. He went hitless in two at-bats before being removed with some of Atlanta's other starters in the midst of Monday's lopsided loss in Philadelphia.