Braves Put Dansby Swanson on Disabled List With Wrist Inflammation


ATLANTA (AP) – Shortstop Dansby Swanson was placed on the 10-day disabled list by the Atlanta Braves with left wrist inflammation.

Swanson was removed from Wednesday’s game at the New York Mets in the sixth inning and did not play in Thursday’s trip finale. He is hitting .298 with two homers and 13 RBIs but just .171 in his last 35 at-bats.

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“It’s just something he’s been fighting,” manager Brian Snitker said Friday. “But he’s handled it and managed it. It was pretty evident to me in the at-bat that it wasn’t going well. I didn’t want to take any chances with it.”

Johan Camargo started in Swanson’s spot. Atlanta recalled Preston Tucker from Triple-A Gwinnett. The outfielder was optioned earlier Friday when Jose Bautista was brought up.


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5/4/2018 6:48:12 PM (GMT -4:00)

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