Jazz Chisholm Jr. shows respect for injured Ronald Acuña Jr. with batting gloves

By , Audacy

The Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball took a blow on Saturday when Ronald Acuña Jr. was carted off the field after tearing his ACL while tracking down a fly ball against the Marlins.

Acuña will miss the rest of the season, robbing baseball of one of its biggest stars and energetic personalities.

But Marlins rookie Jazz Chisholm, who hit the ball Acuña tore his ACL on, decided to honor the injured Braves star on Sunday by wearing yellow batting gloves — a trademark look of Acuña’s.

Chisholm is kind of the perfect player to do such an act, too, because he brings much of the same flair and energy to the game as Acuña does and has a lot of the same skills with power and speed.

While he is not quite an All-Star, the 23-year-old is still having a respectable season. He entered Sunday with 11 home runs and 34 RBI as well as 10 stolen bases in 15 attempts this season.

Acuña, meanwhile, was having an MVP-caliber season until his injury, which resulted in an inside-the-park home run for Chisholm.

Despite the injury, Acuña will still attend the All-Star Game at Coors Field this week. There is no date scheduled for his surgery yet.

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