Ronald Acua Jr. missed Thursday night's game for the Atlanta Braves because his back hurt.

Acua, who is 24 years old, had started Atlanta's last 19 games.

The three-time All-Star has played in a total of 110 games since he came back from a torn right ACL that ended his 2021 season in late April.  

After Atlanta's 1-0 loss to Philadelphia on Thursday night, Braves manager Brian Snitker said, "He had some back tightness at the end of batting practise."

"He was swinging a little in the cage, and then something hit him, and he wasn't free."  

Acuna is day-to-day. He's getting hit. This season, he hit 270, hit 13 home runs, drove in 46 runs, and stole 28 bases.

Next weekend, there will be three games between the two teams in Atlanta.

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