Atlanta Braves star Ronald Acuna returns to lineup

Jun 11, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) runs the bases for a double in the 3rd inning against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. will start in right field and bat leadoff Tuesday night against the visiting Boston Red Sox.

Acuna, 23, left Sunday’s 6-4 win over the Miami Marlins with right pectoral tightness. The Braves had an off day on Monday.

In 52 games this season, the 2018 NL Rookie of the Year is hitting .282 with 18 home runs, 39 RBIs and 12 steals. His 52 runs scored rank second in the majors behind the Toronto Blue Jays’ Bo Bichette (56).

Acuna is a career .281 hitter with 99 home runs and 233 RBIs in 372 games, all with the Braves.

–Field Level Media