Ichiro Suzuki on verge of joining Pete Rose as the only players with 200 hits in 10 seasons

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For a brief time it looked like Ichiro Suzuki’s streak of 200-hit seasons might end at nine, which is one short of the all-time record held by Pete Rose, but now he’s riding a 13-game hitting streak that includes a total of 21 hits and it looks like he’ll once again clear 200 with ease.
Suzuki needs 14 hits in the Mariners’ final 19 games and he’s averaged 27 hits per 19 games for his career, so he’s all but assured to join Rose as the only players in baseball history with double-digit 200-hit seasons. Even more impressive, they are Suzuki’s first 10 seasons.
Rose had 200 hits 10 times in 24 years. Suzuki will soon be 10-for-10.

Report: Braves to promote Ronald Acuña

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MLB.com’s Mark Bowman confirms a report from Daniel Álvarez Montes of EVTV Miami that the Braves are calling up outfield prospect Ronald Acuña from Triple-A Gwinnett.

The move is obviously much anticipated and expected, as Acuña is considered the top prospect in baseball among those who hadn’t been called up to the majors yet. Acuña has had a slow start with Gwinnett, as he’s batting only .215/.301/.277 in 73 plate appearances. However, he has turned things around somewhat in recent days, batting .379 with a double and a homer since April 17.

Acuña should be in Wednesday’s starting lineup against the Reds and he should be a lineup regular going forward. The expectations are high for Acuña, who signed with the Braves as an international free agent in July 2014.