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Injuries & Moves: Anderson throws live batting practice

June 11, 2024


Emotional Acuña grapples with 2nd ACL rehab, understanding the road ahead

Superstar to undergo surgery to repair torn ligament on Tuesday
May 30, 2024

ATLANTA -- Ronald Acuña Jr. will undergo surgery to repair the torn ACL in his left knee on Tuesday, he said while addressing his season-ending injury for the first time Thursday at Truist Park. Dr. Neil ElAttrache will perform the operation in Los Angeles. “Sometimes these things are blessings in

5 takeaways from Acuña's season-ending injury

May 28, 2024

The news hit like a punch to the gut Sunday evening: Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr., the defending National League MVP, will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee. Acuña is a transcendent player who has had buzzard’s luck over the last five

How will Braves replace Acuña? 'It's a day-to-day thing'

May 27, 2024

ATLANTA -- The Braves have seen what a world without Ronald Acuña Jr. looks like before. It’s far from ideal, but also not a death sentence. Three years ago, Acuña tore his ACL in his right knee and missed half of the 2021 season. The Braves acquired Jorge Soler mid-season

Acuña has torn ACL, will miss rest of season

May 26, 2024

PITTSBURGH -- Ronald Acuña Jr. received devastating news on Sunday night, when he learned he will undergo season-ending knee surgery for the second time in less than three full calendar years. An MRI exam showed Acuña suffered a complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during

Braves hoping for good news after d'Arnaud exits with dizziness

May 18, 2024

ATLANTA -- Max Fried’s dominant stretch ended in ugly fashion and the Braves struck out a season-high 18 times. But Travis d'Arnaud’s health was the primary concern following a 3-1 loss to the Padres on Friday night at Truist Park. “With his history, I think you’re always concerned,” Braves manager

Riley exits early in Braves' loss to Mets

May 13, 2024

NEW YORK -- Losing an All-Star third baseman who has been providing Gold Glove-caliber defense is far more destructive than losing one game in the middle of May. So, until the Braves get to re-evaluate Austin Riley’s left oblique on Monday, they won’t know if the damage incurred on Sunday

Strider reveals bone fragment caused season-ending surgery

April 19, 2024

ATLANTA -- Spencer Strider views his season-ending elbow injury as just a part of his unique journey. “This isn’t a pause,” Strider said. “It’s just what it is. It’s part of my life. There’s always an uncontrollable element to injuries and to the game. That’s what makes the game so

Albies heads to IL with fractured toe after HBP

April 16, 2024

HOUSTON -- Ozzie Albies added to his list of unfortunate injuries on Monday night, when his right big toe was fractured by an errant pitch. The Braves placed Albies on the 10-day injured list and purchased David Fletcher’s contract from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday. An MRI exam confirmed surgery won't

Strider to miss rest of 2024 season after UCL procedure

April 13, 2024

MIAMI -- There wasn’t too much surprise around the Braves clubhouse and dugout on Saturday afternoon, despite the tough -- albeit expected -- news that broke that morning. Prior to Atlanta’s matinee in Miami, the Braves announced that Spencer Strider underwent surgery on Friday to repair the ulnar collateral ligament

Strider to undergo MRI after abbreviated 4-inning outing

Braves starter exits home opener, informs medical staff of right elbow discomfort
April 6, 2024

ATLANTA -- Those who were concerned with what they saw from Spencer Strider on Friday night weren’t relieved by what they heard after the game. Braves manager Brian Snitker revealed Strider will undergo an MRI exam on Saturday morning. Strider informed the team’s medical staff of right elbow discomfort after

Braves place Murphy (oblique) on IL

March 30, 2024

PHILADELPHIA -- Sean Murphy will miss a few weeks while recovering from a left oblique strain he sustained while taking a swing in the seventh inning of the Braves’ 9-3 Opening Day win over the Phillies on Friday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. The Braves placed Murphy on the 10-day

Acuña's return 'mapped out' following knee soreness

Strider continues strong spring; López, Elder battle for fifth spot in starting rotation
March 11, 2024

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- Braves manager Brian Snitker doesn’t know exactly when Ronald Acuña Jr. will resume playing in Spring Training games. But the reigning National League MVP’s previously sore right knee has responded well to daily activity over the past week. “He’s progressing and doing everything they want him

Acuña isn't planning to slow down after right knee soreness

March 8, 2024

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Acuña on target for Opening Day after knee exam

March 5, 2024

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- Ronald Acuña Jr. exited his visit with Dr. Neal ElAttrache looking forward to being in the Braves’ Opening Day lineup. ElAttrache confirmed Acuña’s recent right knee discomfort was a product of irritation around the meniscus. The reigning National League MVP will gradually increase his baseball activities

Acuña has MRI on knee; expected to be ready for Opening Day

March 2, 2024

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- An MRI exam gave the Braves confidence Ronald Acuña Jr. will be ready for the start of the regular season. But the team won't have a definitive timeline until the reigning National League MVP travels to California to be evaluated by Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Monday.

Wright (shoulder) to have surgery, expected to miss 2024 season

October 7, 2023

ATLANTA -- Kyle Wright entered this week bidding for a postseason roster spot. He exited it knowing he will likely undergo right shoulder surgery and miss the entire 2024 season. “You could tell he wasn't right in the last three or four outings in the regular season, and it just

Morton to miss NLDS with right finger injury

September 24, 2023

WASHINGTON -- Max Fried will be available to start for the Braves during their National League Division Series. Charlie Morton will need to wait for the possibility of making a start in the NL Championship Series. Morton was placed on the 15-day injured list with a sprained right index finger

Fried goes on IL, but likely to return for NLDS

September 22, 2023

WASHINGTON -- Max Fried will miss the remainder of the season. But his latest blister issue doesn’t erase the likelihood he will serve as the Braves’ starting pitcher in either Game 1 or Game 2 of the National League Division Series. Fried was placed on the 15-day injured list on

Acuña exits series opener with right calf tightness

September 16, 2023

MIAMI -- Barely two days after Atlanta clinched the National League East title, Ronald Acuña Jr. gave Braves fans a scare when he exited with right calf tightness as a precaution in the eighth inning of Atlanta’s series-opening 9-6 loss to Miami on Friday night at loanDepot park. “I feel

Albies (left hamstring) goes on 10-day IL

August 15, 2023

ATLANTA -- Ozzie Albies’ bid for a second 30-homer season has been put on hold. The Braves second baseman on Tuesday went on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Aug. 14, with a strained left hamstring. Vaughn Grissom was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday to rejoin Atlanta’s roster. Albies

Pillar helps Braves rally after Acuña avoids injury

August 9, 2023

PITTSBURGH -- Along with being concerned about Ronald Acuña Jr.’s health on Tuesday night, Braves manager Brian Snitker had to think about whether he had enough outfielders to get through the remainder of the game. One of the options was Kevin Pillar, who expressed appreciation after taking advantage of his

Soroka set for first MLB outing since 2020

May 29, 2023

ATLANTA -- Michael Soroka’s long-anticipated return to the Majors will occur when the Braves’ right-hander starts against the A’s on Monday night in Oakland. Braves manager Brian Snitker made this return official Sunday night after his team’s 11-4 victory over the Phillies. Soroka flew to Oakland ahead of the Braves’

Fried (left forearm strain) heads to IL; rotation questions abound

May 9, 2023

ATLANTA -- Max Fried is back on the injured list with an ailment that will sideline him much longer than the groin strain he suffered on Opening Day. Fried was placed on the 15-day injured list Tuesday with a left forearm strain, and Atlanta recalled lefty Danny Young from Triple-A

Acuña day to day following HBP after imaging reveals no fracture

May 1, 2023

NEW YORK -- Ronald Acuña Jr. created a scare when he exited just three pitches into the Braves' 5-3 loss in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Mets at Citi Field on Monday. But it appears the Atlanta superstar could return to action soon. Acuña exited the game after