Braves’ Ronald Acuña scratched with right quadriceps tightness

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ATLANTA — Braves right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. was scratched from Atlanta’s lineup with right quadriceps tightness.

The team announced about 90 minutes before first pitch against Philadelphia that Acuna would sit. He awoke feeling sore and tested out his leg by running on the field before deciding to skip the game.

Acuna is hitting .292 with two homers, eight RBIs and eight stolen bases in 65 at-bats since returning from reconstructive right knee surgery April 28. The two-time All-Star and 2018 NL Rookie of the Year missed five games recently with right groin tightness. He went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and scored the decisive run in a walkoff victory over the Phillies.

Atlanta has been cautious with Acuna, who tore his ACL last year and needed season-ending surgery.

Travis Demeritte replaced Acuna in right and batted ninth. Ozzie Albies moved into Acuna’s leadoff spot in the batting order.

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.