Braves News: Ronald Acuña Jr. undergoes surgery, Jarred Kelenic sidelined, and more

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Atlanta Braves news and notes from Thursday.

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn ACL. The procedure was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the same doctor who performed his 2021 surgery.

The surgery was performed in Los Angeles, where Acuña expects to stay for the next month while he begins the rehabilitation process. Acuña sustained the season-ending injury on May 26 and is hopeful for a full recovery.

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Jarred Kelenic didn’t appear in Thursday’s game due to soreness in his wrist. He suffered an injury while going for a fly ball in Wednesday’s matchup in Boston.

Some late-inning offense helped boost the Braves past the Washington Nationals, 5-2. Marcell Ozuna stayed hot and produced his 18th home run.

AJ Smith-Shawver, Hurston Waldrep, and Spencer Schwellenbach each landed on Baseball America’s Top 100 list.

After an extremely productive May, Ian Mejia was named Southern League Pitcher of the Month.

Drake Baldwin had a huge Wednesday, driving in six runs for the Mississippi Braves. More in the minor league recap.

From starting pitching to corner outfielders, here are some thoughts ahead of the trade deadline.

During his talk with the media, Brian Snitker said that A.J. Minter is feeling well and is hopeful for an outing sometime next week before he returns to the bigs.

David O’Brien of The Athletic discusses Reynaldo Lopez’s All-Star push, prospect updates, and more.

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San Diego Padres right-hander Joe Musgrove was placed on the 15-day injured list over the weekend. Further evaluation revealed a bone spur. He is expected to be out until the second half.

Chicago Cubs infielder Nick Madrigal suffered a hand fracture during his game with Triple-A Iowa. He was recently demoted to Triple-A after struggling at the major league level.

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed left-hander Justin Bruihl to a major league deal. In a corresponding move, the club placed Quinn Priester on the 15-day injured list and transferred Ryan Borucki to the 60-day injured list.

The Philadelphia Phillies acquired minor leaguer Ruben Cardenas from the Tampa Bay Rays. In return, the Rays will receive cash considerations.

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Title: Braves News: Ronald Acuña Jr. undergoes surgery, Jarred Kelenic sidelined, and more
Author: Kaitlyn Monnin

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