Injuries & Roster Moves: Acuña day to day

June 13th, 2021

Keep track of the Braves’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

ROSTER MOVES

June 6: RHP Shane Greene recalled; RHP Jacob Webb optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett
Greene immediately becomes a key part of the Braves’ bullpen. Webb has become an optionable piece who may be shuttled between the Atlanta and Gwinnett rosters over the rest of the season.

June 5: Recalled RHP ; placed LHP on the 10-day IL
Webb was brought back to the Majors from Triple-A Gwinnett because the Braves needed at least one additional available bullpen arm. How long he stays might be determined by when the club adds Shane Greene to the roster. Dayton (left shoulder inflammation) has struggled to provide quality bullpen depth this season.

INJURY UPDATES

Day to day

RF Ronald Acuña Jr. (right pectoral tightness)
Ronald Acuña Jr. exited the Braves' series finale against the Marlins on June 13 in the bottom of the fifth as a precaution. In his second at-bat, Acuña took a big swing and seemed to tweak his right pectoral muscle. Following a check-up with the training staff, Acuña exited the game. Manager Brian Snitker said postgame he hopes to have Acuña back in the lineup June 15, when the Braves start a two-game series against the Red Sox. (Last updated: June 13)

10-day IL

OF (fractured fingers)
Expected return:
TBD
The Braves were hoping Ozuna had simply dislocated the ring and middle fingers of his left hand during the May 25 win over the Red Sox. But an examination performed after the outfielder returned to Atlanta on May 26 showed both fingers were also fractured. He was likely to miss at least six weeks while the fractures healed, but was arrested on domestic violence charges on May 29. (Last updated: May 31)

C (strained left hamstring)
Expected return: TBD
Jackson has started a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett and will likely remain in the Minors once his assignment is complete. (Last updated: May 21)

LHP (left shoulder inflammation)
Expected return:
Possibly before the end of June
Dayton battled some shoulder discomfort before the Braves placed him on the injured list for the second time this season. The lefty could be brought back to provide bullpen depth at some point this year. (Last updated: June 5)

60-day IL

RHP (fractured right hand)
Expected return: Not before the second half of August
Ynoa will need at least six weeks to recover from the hand fracture he suffered when he punched the dugout bench in Milwaukee on May 16. He would then need approximately a month to make the proper preparations to rejoin Atlanta's rotation. The Braves transferred Ynoa to the 60-day injured list on May 31. (Last updated: May 31)

C (torn ligaments in left thumb)
Expected return: Possibly August
The Braves haven’t set a timetable for d’Arnaud’s return from left thumb surgery, but there now seems to be some hope he might be available at some point in August. (Last updated: June 4)