Ronald Acuna to begin rehab assignment on Friday

By Matt Johnson

It appears Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna is about to begin a rehab assignment very soon.

According to David O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal Constitution,┬áthe 20-year-old is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.

Acuna, who suffered a mild ACL sprain in late May, could soon be back in Atlanta’s lineup after he missed nearly a month of action.

Before his injury, which can be found here, the rookie outfielder had a .265/.326/.453 slash line with five home runs, 13 RBI and a .779 OPS.

His return would be a major upgrade for Atlanta as it gears up for some key upcoming opponents in the next few weeks.