Atlanta Braves phenom Ronald Acuna Jr. learned Sunday that he is not bigger than the team.
Braves manager Brian Snitker pulled Acuna from the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after the 21-year-old All-Star failed to run out a hit in the third inning. Acuna stood at the plate and watched what he believed was a two-run homer, but the ball stayed in the park, and he was held to a single.
After letting Acuna play the fourth inning while Adam Duvall warmed up, Snitker swapped Duvall in to start the fifth.
"He didn't run," Snitker said of Acuna in comments published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.