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Braves reinstate C Sean Murphy from injured list

Mon May 27 10:58am ET
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The Atlanta Braves reinstated catcher Sean Murphy from the 10-day injured list on Monday, one day after losing reigning National League MVP Ronald Acuna Jr. for the season with a torn left ACL.

In addition to placing Acuna on the IL, the Braves recalled fellow outfielder J.P. Martinez from Triple-A Gwinnett and designated recently signed infielder Joey Wendle for assignment.

Murphy, 29, has been out since suffering an oblique strain on Opening Day in Philadelphia. The former All-Star and Gold Glove winner batted .278 (5-for-18) with two homers and four RBIs during a four-game rehab assignment at Gwinnett.

Murphy is a career .239 hitter with 67 home runs and 215 RBIs in 439 games with the Oakland Athletics (2019-22) and Braves.


Acuna, 26, finishes the 2024 season with a .250 batting average, four homers, 15 RBIs and 16 stolen bases through 49 games. The four-time All-Star injured his left knee during a delayed steal attempt in the first inning of Sunday's 8-1 win against the host Pittsburgh Pirates.

Martinez, 28, made his major league debut with the Texas Rangers last season and batted .225 with one homer and four RBIs in 17 games. He is hitting .265 with three homers, 12 RBIs and 14 steals in 45 games at Gwinnett this season.

Wendle, 34, signed with the Braves on Friday but did not appear in a game for Atlanta. He was released by the New York Mets on May 20 after batting .222 with no home runs and one RBI in 18 games. He is a career .262 hitter with 32 homers and 220 RBIs in 667 games with four teams.

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