MLB News Roundup: Atlanta Braves superstar Ronald Acuna Jr. to miss time after unfortunate groin injury; Seattle Mariners set to face Toronto Blue Jays at limited capacity due to vaccine mandate

The MLB is the league that never sleeps, and as we roll on into May, the action is only heating up. For some teams, this is the most important time of the season. They can identify the weak areas they need to improve for a playoff push, and still have time to make those needed changes.

Injury issues are slowing down the reigning World Series champion Atlanta Braves’ pursuit of a repeat, and the Seattle Mariners will be shorthanded for non-injury reasons as they travel to Toronto.

The Houston Astros have been dominant, currently tied for first in the American League West and proving to be one of the best teams in the MLB once again. Let’s get into all this news and see what it means going forward.

MLB News – May 16

Ronald Acuna Jr. day-to-day with groin injury

Atlanta Braves v New York Mets - Game Two

Ronald Acuña Jr. is Braves’ best player. But injuries have been a problem. Brian Snitker: “Probably as he gets older and matures he’ll need to scale back” Acuña: “If I try to do anything different, it would just diminish the way I play” Both have a point .theathletic.com / 3313141/2022/0…

“Ronald Acuña Jr. is Braves’ best player. But injuries have been a problem” – @ Jeff Schultz

Everybody involved hopes that Ronald Acuna Jr. can remain healthy and in the active lineup as much as possible, because the MLB is more fun with him in it.

Seattle Mariners will be missing players against the Toronto Blue Jays

Seattle Mariners v New York Mets

The Mariners will be without “a couple of players” when they head to Toronto due to vaccine protocols, Scott Servais just said.

“The Mariners will be without ‘a couple of players’ when they head to Toronto due to vaccine protocols, Scott Servais just said” – @ Daniel Kramer

If the upstart Seattle Mariners hope to win this series on the road, their available players will have to step up and fill the void of the missing players.

Houston Astros just keep winning

Houston Astros v Minnesota Twins

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Edited by Jodi Whisenhunt

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