Dodgers activate Josh Beckett for Wednesday start

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From the Dodgers’ official Twitter account …

Beckett was placed on the 15-day disabled list at the end of spring training with a thumb injury and then tweaked his right ankle during an April 4 rehab start at High-A Rancho Cucamonga. But he’s healthy now and is expected to serve as the Dodgers’ fifth starter going forward. Beckett hasn’t pitched in a major league game since last May. That will change when he takes the mound Wednesday night against the Tigers.

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.