The Atlanta Braves continued to scuffle Thursday with an 8-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Atlanta finished the game down two starting outfielders with both Ronald Acuña Jr and Cristian Pache exiting with injuries.
Brian Snitker provided an update on both players following the game and the Braves May have dodged a bullet in regards to Acuña. Snitker said that X-Rays on his injured ankle were negative and that he is day-to-day.
Snit said X-rays were negative on Acuña's ankle— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) May 13, 2021
The news isn’t as good on Pache who will be laced on the injured list with a strained hamstring. Ender Inciarte will return from his rehab assignment to take Pache’s spot on the roster.
Pache goes on IL with hamstring strain, Ender Inciarte will be brought off IL, Snitker said.— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) May 13, 2021
The Braves can ill-afford to be without Acuña for any length of time but there is hope that he won’t be down for too long. Pache has delivered great defense in center but has struggled mightily at the plate. This will be his second stint on the injured list this season after previously sitting due to a groin strain.
Inciarte has been out since April 16 when he suffered a hamstring strain against the Cubs. He recently began a rehab assignment with Gwinnett and will now be pressed to return.
UPDATE - The Braves have officially announced the roster moves.