Miguel Tejada’s days may be numbered at third base

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Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle writes today that Mark DeRosa will get a shot to replace Miguel Tejada at third base when he comes off the disabled list on Tuesday.

DeRosa Wouldn’t be a moment too soon given Tejada’s struggles. DeRosa himself is no sure thing, but he did play over 100 games at third base in 2009 and he did actually hit a bit in the 20 plate appearances he had before going down to injury.  Whatever the case, it seems like the best move for Bruce Bochy to make at the moment.

Ronald Acuña batting sixth, playing left field in his Braves debut

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The Braves have made it official, announcing that they have called up top prospect Ronald Acuña. He’ll bat sixth in tonight’s game against the Reds and will start in left field.

Acuña will be wearing number 13, no doubt to honor past Braves luminaries like Adonis Garcia, Nate McLouth, Ozzie Guillen, Juan Eichelberger and Jerry Royster, all of whom have worn the fabled 1 and 3. Feel like he stands a pretty good chance of besting their exploits.

The 20-year-old Acuña was 11-for-his-last-33 with a homer, a double, four walks, and three stolen bases at Triple-A Gwinnett following a slow start. He tore it up in spring training, however, and hit .325/.374/.522 with 21 home runs, 82 RBI, 44 stolen bases, and 88 runs scored in 139 games last season across three levels of the Braves’ minor league system.

The future was delayed a bit, but it’s here now for the Atlanta Braves’ phenom.