Braves left fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. is grateful that his knee and back injuries aren’t as serious as he first thought.

“To be honest, I feel better than I did yesterday,” Acuna said Monday through an interpreter. “I just give thanks to God it’s not worse than it was.”

Atlanta placed Acuna on the 10-day disabled list with a mild ACL sprain in his left knee and bruises to his knee and lower back.

Acuna’s leg buckled while running out a grounder Sunday in Boston. He fell on his back after crossing the bag, then rolled over on his front side with what looked to be a gruesome injury. The 20-year-old surprisingly walked off the diamond, declining a wheelchair.

“I thought his season was over when it happened and I went out there,” manager Brian Snitker said. “Now it’s very optimistic.”

White Sox moves

The Chicago White Sox placed infielder Matt Davidson on the 10-day disabled list because of back spasms.

He is batting .243 with a team-high 11 home runs and 28 RBI in 42 games. Davidson, who hasn’t played since May 22, has started 27 games at designated hitter with eight at third base and five at first. The move is retroactive to May 25.

The White Sox purchased the contract of infielder Matt Skole from Triple-A Charlotte. He started at first base while Jose Abreu was the DH as Chicago began a three-game series against the Indians.

Son moving up

The San Francisco Giants have purchased the contract of right-hander Dereck Rodriguez from Triple-A Sacramento. He is the son of Hall of Fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez.

Dereck Rodriguez was 4-1 with a 3.40 ERA at Sacramento after signing as a minor league free agent on Nov. 15. He was in the bullpen Monday against Colorado.

His father was a 14-time All-Star and 13-time Gold Glove catcher who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2017.

Around the league

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed starting pitcher Ivan Nova on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained ring finger on his right hand. The Pirates diagnosed the injury after Nova gave up five runs, four earned, in a loss to Cincinnati on Thursday. … The Colorado Rockies have placed right-handed reliever Adam Ottavino on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left oblique. His 45 strikeouts are the third most among major league relievers. … Tampa Bay first baseman Brad Miller was scratched from Monday’s game with a facial bruise after hitting a ball that deflected off a protective screen and struck him near his left eye during batting practice. There was some light bleeding but nothing significant, according to a Rays spokesman. … Niko Goodrum of the Detroit Tigers left the game against the Los Angeles Angels because of heat exhaustion.