Ronald Acuña Jr. getting treatment against the Miami Marlins. Jul 10, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) reacts as he gets driven off the field by training staff after an apparent leg injury during the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot Park. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves’ outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. will be out for the rest of the year after tearing his ACL Saturday against the Miami Marlins. Acuña was carted off the field after hurting his knee going for a catch:

The Braves then put out this update on Acuña Saturday night:

Acuña, 23, is in his fourth MLB season, and was hitting .281/.392/.593 this year and leading Atlanta with 3.9 wins above replacement (as per Fangraphs). He was set to play in the upcoming All-Star Game, but now will be replaced by Manny Machado:

Acuña’s loss will be a big blow for the Braves. They eventually won 5-4 Saturday, improving their record to 44-44 and putting them four games back of the New York Mets for the AL East title. But now they’ll have to continue on without one of their biggest stars.

[Photo from Sam Navarro/USA Today Sports]

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