Ronald Acuña Jr. named Player of the Month in April after blistering start to season

ATLANTA — Braves superstar Ronald Acuña Jr. has been named National League Player of the Month after his tremendous start to the 2023 season.

In 27 games in April, Acuña hit .352 with four home runs, 14 RBI, and 13 stolen bases, helping lead the Braves to one of the best records in Major League Baseball.

The 25-year-old Venzuelan-born Acuña has continued this pace in the early days of May, homering in his first May at-bat against the New York Mets.

Acuña recently left a game against the Mets with a left shoulder contusion but didn’t have to miss any games due to the injury.

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If Acuña continues this torrid pace and remains healthy, he should factor into the National League MVP race.

As of Wednesday morning, the Braves were tied for the best record in the National League.


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