Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna has been ruled day-to-day after a CT scan performed Wednesday night on his left elbow came back normal, the team announced Thursday.
The rookie outfielder left Wednesday’s game after he was hit with the first pitch of his first at-bat by the Marlins’ Jose Urena.
Acuna will not miss any time, as he was in the Braves lineup for Thursday’s series-opening game against the Rockies, batting first and playing left field. Breathe easy.
Urena and Braves manager Brian Snitker were ejected following a scrum on the field.
The medical report appears to be good news as Acuna blistered the Marlins in a four-game sweep and has been white hot of late. He led off the past three games with a home run before Urena threw a 97-mph fastball into the 20-year-old’s elbow as he was blocking his side on his first pitch of the game. Acuna had homered in five consecutive games and eight times in the past eight games.
The Braves begin a four-game series with the Rockies on Thursday night that will finish an 11-game homestand.