Ronald Acuna Jr. exits with pectoral tightness
Ronald Acuna Jr. left Saturday's game after experiencing tightness in his pectoral muscle. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr. exits game vs. Marlins with pectoral tightness

Atlanta Braves slugger Ronald Acuna Jr. exited Saturday's game against the Miami Marlins in the bottom of the fifth inning with right pectoral-muscle tightness, according to The Athletic's David O'Brien. 

The Braves said it was a precautionary measure. 

Acuna entered Saturday's game hitting .282/.391/.601 with 18 home runs and 39 RBI in 58 games. He's tied for the National League lead in home runs. 

The 23-year-old missed time earlier this season with an ankle injury. 

Atlanta is third in the NL East with a 29-33 record. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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