Report: Ronald Acuña to begin rehab assignment ‘sooner than later’

By Jesse Reed

It’s looking like the Atlanta Braves will soon have 20-year-old superstar outfielder Ronald Acuña back in the fold as his recovery process moves into the final stages.

According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Acuña will soon begin a rehab assignment and should be back in the majors soon after that.

Acuña suffered a knee injury back in late May and has been on the DL since then. If you remember, the injury at first appeared to be one that could threaten Acuña’s season (watch here), but thankfully he escaped with minor damage.

Before being injured, Acuña was hitting .265/.326/.453 with five home runs in 117 at-bats on the season.