Ronald Acuna Says He Doesn’t Miss Freddie Freeman One Bit As Opening Day Ramps Up

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  • Ronald Acuna is gearing up for the MLB season as he returns from injury
  • Ahead of Opening Day, he says he doesn’t miss former teammate Freddie Freeman
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Opening Day is finally here!

The Major League Baseball season is getting ready to ramp up as players and teams return to the field.

It didn’t come without a hiccup or two. The start of the season was pushed back due to the offseason lockout between owners and players. By the time the two sides came to agreement, 99 days had passed. The tensions caused a slight delay in the opening pitch, but it shouldn’t have to much of an effect on the year.

Luckily, a full 162-game season will be salvaged.

And one storyline will certainly be the World Series defense for the Atlanta Braves.

The Braves were an unlikely champion in 2021, using a late season run to land a spot in the postseason. Atlanta then ripped off series wins over the Brewers, Dodgers, and Astros to bring home the World Series crown.

One of the most important players on that team was Freddie Freemen, who’s now off to the West Coast after signing a deal with Los Angeles.

The superstar first baseman had been with the organization for 12 seasons, but he’ll be sporting a new color blue in 2022.

While most were sad to see Freeman go, one teammate is saying that he won’t miss him one bit.

Ronald Acuna Has Strong Words For Freddie Freeman

Outfielder Ronald Acuna is one of baseball’s most exciting players. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to be a part of that special Atlanta run as he was sidelined with an ACL injury for the second half of the season.

Now, he’s working to get back to full strength, and if his batting practice sessions are any indication, he should be returning to the field very soon.

Acuna was interviewed by Yancen Pujols with the season quickly approaching. When speaking about last year, Acuna was asked about what he’ll miss about Freeman in 2022.

His answer? “Nothing”

Acuna addressed his relationship with Freeman on the Braves, saying that the two were not close and that they shared “lots of clashes.”

He also speaks to being looked down on for his style and flare by some of the veterans, which we assume includes Freeman.

Apparently, there was no love lost from seeing Freeman move on to the Dodgers. With the first baseman staying in the National League, it will be interesting to see how the tension progresses throughout the season (and, possibly, postseason!).

Both players will start their seasons this week. We’ll see if Acuna and the Braves miss Freeman by year’s end.