ATLANTA – Ronald Acuña Jr.’s surgically repaired knee has not been a problem. But lingering right groin discomfort led the Braves outfielder to undergo an MRI exam on Saturday, the results of which are not yet known.
When Acuña was still sore before Saturday afternoon’s game against the Padres, the Braves sat him down for a third straight game and ordered the imaging. The 24-year-old outfielder tweaked his groin while playing against the Red Sox on Tuesday night.
“They just want to make sure nothing is going on,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said.
Acuña has played just 10 games since returning from a torn right ACL, so there has been reason to ask if the knee has played a part in this absence. But Snitker again made it clear this is just a groin issue.
“I have not had any reports about the knee,” Snitker said. “It’s just from all the running and sliding with the groin. They just want to make sure. ”