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LEADING OFF: Braves await tests on Acuña, MLB draft starts

LEADING OFF: Braves await tests on Acuña, MLB draft starts

A watch at what’s occurring all over the majors on Sunday:


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Braves enormous establish outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. is out for the season, headed for surgical intention after suffering a total inch of the ACL in his moral knee for the duration of a recreation in Miami.

An MRI showed the severity of the injure and Atlanta made the announcement gradual Saturday evening, ending the year for one of the most dynamic gamers in the majors.

Hours earlier, Acuña had tears in his eyes as he was carted off the discipline at Marlins Park. The 23-year-former landed awkwardly after jumping on the warning monitor in moral discipline making an strive to plot close a drive by Jazz Chisholm Jr. Acuña slammed into the outfield wall and crumbled on the warning monitor, instantly grabbing his moral knee while Chisholm sprinted for an inner-the-park homer.

Acuña had been situation to open for the NL All-Well-known person crew in Tuesday’s recreation, his third look. He was hitting .283 with 24 dwelling runs and 52 RBIs for the three-time defending NL East champions.


A year after Predominant League Baseball restricted its draft amid the chaos of COVID-19, it’s situation to host a revamped occasion as section of All-Well-known person festivities in Denver.

The 20-spherical draft will span three days, with Spherical 1 slated for primetime Sunday. MLB moved the draft to July’s All-Well-known person weekend, striking the opening spherical on its network moral after the All-Well-known person Futures Game, a showcase for the head gamers in the minors.

The Pirates withhold the No. 1 overall take. Vanderbilt pitcher Jack Leiter will be in play for the Buccos, along with prep shortstops Marcelo Mayer, Jordan Lawlar and Kahlil Watson, and Louisville catcher Henry Davis.

One more establish to know: California excessive college shortstop Max Muncy, who can also additionally walk on Day 1. Despite sharing a establish and a birthday with the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger, the 2 aren’t connected.


Assured of coming into the All-Well-known person break atop the AL East after ending closing season with their second-worst winning share in 88 years, Rafael Devers and the Red Sox host Philadelphia at Fenway Park to close the first half of.

J.D. Martinez, Xander Bogaerts and Boston went lawful 24-36 (.400) in closing year’s pandemic-shortened season, the crew’s worst winning share since playing .383 ball (62-100) in 1965.

Former Philadelphia righty Cut Pivetta (7-3, 4.09 ERA) starts for the Red Sox in the series wrapup against the Phillies. It is going to be Pivetta’s first open against the crew that dealt him to Boston closing August.

Pivetta is coming off a excellent-attempting outing when he fanned a season-excessive 10 over seven innings of two-hit shutout ball in a victory at Oakland closing Sunday. Absorbing-hander Aaron Nola (6-5, 4.53) is slated to head for Philly.


José Abreu and the White Sox walk for his or her fifth straight take hold of when they close out a three-recreation series at Baltimore. Dylan Pause (7-4, 4.14 ERA) starts for the AL Central leaders, and Spenser Watkins (1-0, 1.50 ERA) pitches for the Orioles.

The White Sox maintain won nine of 12 overall, and it looks as if serve is on the manner. Slugger Eloy Jiménez homered Saturday for Class A Winston-Salem in his first rehabilitation assignment recreation. Jiménez is coming serve after he ruptured his left pectoral tendon for the duration of spring working in direction of.


The Oakland Athletics now maintain an All-Well-known person pitcher starting up their most attractive recreation sooner than the break.

Chris Bassitt (9-2, 3.41 ERA), added to the AL crew Saturday as an injure replacement, starts the series finale in Texas. He is 9-0 over his closing 16 starts, the longest winning slip by a pitcher in the majors this year. That involves serve-to-serve wins over the Rangers in gradual June when he gave up only one disappear in 14 innings.

Supervisor Bob Melvin said the A’s maintain been happy at Bassitt becoming a first-time All-Well-known person, and known the moral-hander with a exiguous ceremony in the clubhouse Saturday sooner than beating Texas 8-4 in 11 innings.

Melvin said the A’s are completely OK with Bassitt pitching one inning in the All-Well-known person Game on Tuesday, which would be his common bullpen day between starts.


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LEADING OFF: Braves await tests on Acuña, MLB draft starts