Photo of the Day: A family torn apart

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Hmm, maybe it’s not that bad, but the Holland family of Long Beach, California clearly is one of split alliances:

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When asked if the children are truly making their rooting decisions for themselves, Sara Holland told me that sometimes people — no one specific, of course, just hypothetical people — brainwash their children. Then for no apparent reason she pointed at her husband. Not sure what that was about. Nope, not at all.

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.