Ronald Acuña Jr. may not play in a game for a month, but that is not the end of the world, mostly because those games are of the spring training variety and don’t actually matter. What does is for the Atlanta Braves to have their all-world right fielder ready to rock come Opening Day. Acuña has not played since hurting his knee at the very end of February. The expectation is that he will be alright.

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After traveling to Los Angeles to have his knee looked at by his doctor, Acuña did not suffer any major damage to his meniscus. With enough rest and recovery the reigning NL MVP should be good to go vs. the Philadelphia Phillies on March 28 for Opening Day. While the Braves won the NL East for the sixth year in a row last season, it was those pesky Phillies who eliminated them from the postseason.

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“He’s progressing, doing everything they want him to do. When (trainer) George (Poulis) tells me, I’ll put him in there (the lineup). They’ll tell me when Ronald (is ready). They have it mapped out and everything. Whenever George gives me the OK, I’ll put him in that top spot again and let him go.”

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Let’s discuss what the first month of the season needs to look like for Acuña in the Atlanta outfield.