Strider received honors from teammate Michael Harris and Cardinals player Brendan Donovan. For his part, Acuña beat Brandon Drury and Albert Pujols, who were in the duel until the last minute for the return player.
This news comes after Acuña himself announced in a letter from Caracas that he had obtained permission from the Atlanta Braves to play winter baseball with Los Tiburones de La Guaira in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (LVBP).
The Venezuelan left a record this 2022 season with an average of 0.266 with an OBP of .351 and an OPS of .764, as he led 50 runs, hit the fence 15 times and fooled 29 cushions in 467 official rackets.
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