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Report: Braves targeting May 6 for return of Ronald Acuna Jr.

Jul 10, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) reacts as he gets taken off the field by training staff after an apparent leg injury during the fifth inning  against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot Park. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves are loosely targeting the return of star outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. for May 6, Fox Sports reported on Saturday.

Acuna tore the ACL in his right knee on July 10 of last season and has been recuperating. The team is expected to send Acuna on a rehab stint as soon as Tuesday.

Acuna, 24, was enjoying a monster season with 24 homers and 52 RBIs in 82 games last season before the injury. Atlanta went on to win the World Series without him.

The two-time All-Star and 2018 National League Rookie of the Year has a .281 average with 105 homers, 246 RBIs and 78 steals in 395 games in four seasons with the Braves.

Atlanta opens an eight-game homestand against the Milwaukee Brewers on May 6. The Braves play three games against the Brewers, two versus the Boston Red Sox and three against the San Diego Padres.

–Field Level Media