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Acuña was reinstated from the 10-day injured list on Thursday a day after playing in his sixth rehab game. To make room on the active roster, the club designated outfielder Alex Dickerson for assignment.

The stated target date for Acuña’s return had been May 6, a week from Friday.

Acuña, rehabbing from major knee surgery, went 2-for-5 with two strikeouts for Triple-A Gwinnett at Coolray Field in an 8-2 win over Norfolk on Wednesday night. It was the sixth game and first home game of his Minor League rehab assignment. Acuña tore his right anterior cruciate ligament in a game against the Marlins last July.

The two-time National League All-Star played all nine innings in right field, after not going more than six in his previous three rehab starts.