Swanson (hand) is not on Atlanta's 25-man roster for the NLDS against the Dodgers. As expected, Swanson remains sidelined with a partially torn ligament in his left hand that he suffered Sept. 25 versus the Mets. It comes as no surprise that he was withheld from this round of play since manager Brian Snitker acknowledged Tuesday that Swanson was "doubtful" to return in time to play this series. Since rosters are flexible following each round of the postseason, Swanson could return for the NLCS should the Braves advance.
Swanson said his left hand is improving "slowly, but surely," Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. Swanson missed the final five games of the regular season after suffering a partially torn ligament in his left hand. While the shortstop is a long shot to make the Braves' NLDS roster, Swanson said he's hoping to be ready for the NLCS should the Braves advance without him. Charlie Culberson will likely fill in for Swanson at shortstop against the Dodgers.
Swanson (hand) is not expected to return in time to make the Braves' NLDS roster, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. Swanson missed the final five games of the regular season after suffering a partially torn ligament in his left hand. Charlie Culberson will likely be the Braves' starting shortstop against the Dodgers, but Swanson could be ready to return should his team advance to the NLCS without him.
Swanson is dealing with a partially torn ligament in his left hand and will be reevaluated next week. Swanson suffered the injury during Tuesday's game against the Mets, and an MRI revealed ligament damage. He'll receive treatment in Atlanta for the remainder of the regular season before being reevaluated next week to determine his availability for the playoffs. Charlie Culberson figures to fill in at shortstop for the final week of the campaign.
Swanson (hand) went back to Atlanta on Wednesday in order to be examined by the club's head physician Dr. Gary Lourie after undergoing on MRI on Tuesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. The Braves have yet to release the results of Swanson's MRI, though this announcement doesn't inspire much confidence. The shortstop suffered the injury during Tuesday's game against the Mets, exiting the contest with soreness in his left hand/wrist area. More should be known regarding his status following Wednesday's evaluation. With Atlanta already assured of a postseason berth, the club won't rush him back this week even if he avoided a serious injury.
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