Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. to play in winter league for second straight offseason

For the second consecutive offseason, Atlanta Braves superstar, Ronald Acuña Jr. will return to his native country to play more baseball during the winter months. This commitment comes despite Ronald annoucing his retirement from the LVBP last offseason.

World Baseball Classic Pool D: Venezuela v Puerto Rico
World Baseball Classic Pool D: Venezuela v Puerto Rico / Brace Hemmelgarn/GettyImages

There is no such thing as TOO much baseball for Braves superstar, Ronald Acuña Jr. For the second consecutive offseason the Braves phenom will return to his native country of Venezuela to play in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League according to Shawn Spradling.

Last year Ronald played in ten games and got nearly 40 plate appearances for Tiburones de La Guaira. In those ten games he slashed .441/.513/.647 with two home runs. Eye-popping numbers that certainly translated into his 2023 season with Atlanta, as Ronald probably has the strongest case for NL MVP.

In his short career, Ronald has now played in the Arizona Fall League, the Australian Baseball League, the Venezuelan Winter League, and of course Major League Baseball. The kid loves baseball as much as anyone.

However, this years announcement does come as a bit of a shock considering what happened last year. After the Braves superstar hit a home run and REALLY celebrated going around the bases in a game last year and he said his family received harsh treatment during the road game as a result. It has been known how intense these atmospheres can get as the fans of the LVBP live and die with their teams.

After his home run celebration caused such a stir, Ronald announced he was retiring from the LVBP back in January of 2023. It seems that retirement will be very short-lived though as Ronald will be lacing them up once again for Tiburones de La Guaira.

Hopefully, he feels his family is in complete safety and he continues to go out and give those great Venezuelan fans more magical Ronald moments that we have become so accustom to in Braves country. Stay tuned here at House That Hank Built for all of the Ronald Acuna Jr. updates you can get regarding his Venezuelan Winter League performance.