Reason For Concern With Acuña, Ozuna?

Both Braves outfielders batting under .100 in spring training...

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
March 09, 2020 - 1:57 pm

Atlanta Braves phenom Ronald Acuña Jr. hasn't had the best spring training. In fact, it's not been great at all.

Acuña's batting average dropped to .083 after striking out three times on Sunday.

What's more, is newly acquired outfielder Marcell Ozuna, who signed a one-year, $18 million deal with the Braves back in January, has a worse average.

Ozuna, who was brought in to replace Josh Donaldson in the lineup, is batting a meek .056.

Is there a reason to be concerned or are the guys just mailing it in to get through the spring?

"I think it's a big deal," Randy said. "They look so uninterested. It's funny, too, because Ronnie looks uninterested as hell. And I'm just like, have you got to that status yet that you can be uninterested?"

Andy, on the other hand, thinks this is no big deal at all.

"It's not ideal to see him striking out three times in three at-bats," Andy said. "If you've seen what they look like, it just looks like a guy who's kind of there; like he's going through the motions."

But when it comes to Ozuna, are we sure this is just "going through the motions."

"My thing with Ozuna is, I think we're already making the assumption that 'okay, he's going to be fine,'" Randy added. "I think Ronnie's going to be fine. I don't know if Ozuna's going to be fine."