Dansby Swanson Not on Braves Roster For NLDS Series With the Dodgers


LOS ANGELES (AP) – Injured shortstop Dansby Swanson didn’t make the Atlanta Braves’ roster for the National League Division Series. His replacement is Charlie Culberson, someone familiar to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Braves announced their roster Thursday hours before the start of Game 1.

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Swanson tore a ligament in his left hand against the New York Mets in the next-to-last series of the regular season. He is one of Atlanta’s top defensive players. At the plate, he was hitting .238, with 14 home runs and 59 RBIs in 136 games.

Culberson is making his third straight playoff appearance. He helped the Dodgers to the World Series last year.

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