One of the brightest stars in baseball is officially back. On Thursday, the Atlanta Braves returned outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. from his rehabilitation assignment and reinstated him from the 10-day injured list.
Acuña has been rehabbing from a torn ACL, spending time with Triple-A-Gwinnett. Earlier this week, he said that he's feeling "great and healthy."
The Braves are off to a rough start this MLB season, but the return of Acuña should certainly give their staring lineup a boost.
"As if today couldn't get any better Ronald Acuna is BACK for the Braves," Alison Mastrangelo of WSB-TV said. "He's back almost nine days earlier than predicted."
"It's time for the Braves' season to officially begin," Raymond Tubb of 13WMAZ News tweeted.
Of course, the Braves' fan base is pumped up about this news.
"How am I supposed to go to work now, Braves," one fan tweeted. "This is all I’m gonna be able to think about."
"Just in time for him to demolish Ranger pitching this weekend," another fan wrote.
When healthy, Acuña is an MVP-caliber player. During the 2019 season, he had a .280 batting average with 41 homers and 101 RBI.
All eyes will be on Acuña this weekend when Braves take on the Rangers.