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Braves place Ronald Acuña Jr. on 60-day injured list, recall Johan Camargo

Atlanta now has an opening on the 40-man roster

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The Atlanta Braves are filling out their roster for Sunday’s finale against the Miami Marlins. The team announced Sunday morning that outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. has been placed on the 60-day injured list with a torn ACL in his right knee. Acuña suffered the injury in Saturday’s in over the Marlins and will miss the remainder of the season. Atlanta recalled infielder Johan Camargo to fill the open spot on the active roster.

The Braves will have a lot to evaluate over the next week in terms of their roster going forward. Camargo hasn’t made an appearance with the Major League club since June 2 and fills like a stop gap measure to get things to the break. He has made the trip from Gwinnett to Atlanta and back several times this season but has yet to make an impact with the big league club appearing in 14 games but totaling just 17 plate appearances and is 0-for-15 with two walks and six strikeouts.

Placing Acuña on the 60-day injured list opens up a 40-man roster spot. It remains to be seen how the Braves will proceed as they begin play Sunday four games behind the Mets and with the trade deadline a couple of weeks away.

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