Atlanta fans can let out a sigh of relief.
The Braves on Thursday announced the CT scan performed Wednesday night on outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr.’s left elbow was normal after he was hit by the first pitch to him in Atlanta’s win over the Marlins.
The team initially said Acuña is day-to-day, but he was back in the lineup Thursday.
Five wins in a row. Let’s make it six.#ChopOn https://t.co/oXSGGTpHnP pic.twitter.com/Xr5droCmLx
— Atlañññññta Braves (@Braves) August 16, 2018
Acuña took a fastball to the elbow from Miami starter José Ureña, which led led to a confrontation at the plate as both benches cleared. Acuña left the game to undergo X-rays, which came back negative. Ureña and Braves manager Brian Snitker were ejected.
Benches clear in Marlins-Braves after José Ureña hits Ronald Acuña Jr. in 1st inning.
Acuña Jr. (5 straight games with HR, 3 straight with leadoff HR) exits in 2nd inning. pic.twitter.com/V2aSu97YEX
— MLB (@MLB) August 16, 2018
Acuña, 20, made MLB history when he led off each of the first three games in the series against the Marlins with a home run to become the youngest player to hit a home run in five consecutive games. He was the first player to hit leadoff homers in three straight games since Brady Anderson led off with homers in four straight games in 1996 as a member of the Orioles.
The Braves will continue their 11-game homestand Thursday when they kick off their series against the Rockies.