Ian Desmond shaved in the middle of yesterday’s game

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Ian Desmond grounded into a double play in the first inning of last night’s game. When he did so, he looked like this:

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When he came out to bat in the third inning, he looked like this:

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He was 0 for 2 clean shaven last night, so I’m looking forward to what he does today to break the slump. Or maybe I’m not. Hard to say.

(h/t CSN Washington)

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.