Swanson went 1-for-2 with a walk, two RBI and a stolen base in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees. Facing bullpen arm Stephen Tarpley in the sixth inning, Swanson slapped a bases-loaded single to right field for his first two RBI of the spring. The shortstop has been brought along slowly after offseason wrist surgery as the Braves try to make sure he's healthy for Opening Day. While he's been contributing, posting a solid 3:5 BB:K in eight games and going 2-for-2 on steal attempts, none of his five hits have gone for extra bases. Swanson figures to hit near the bottom of the order in a stacked Atlanta lineup and, barring a major breakout, the 25-year-old's fantasy ceiling will be limited in 2019.
Swanson went 1-for-2 with a single and a run scored in Tuesday's game against the Yankees. Swanson played three innings at shortstop in his Grapefruit League debut Tuesday. According to David O'Brien of The Athletic, manager Brian Snitker wants Swanson to get his "legs under him" before playing back-to-back games, so he'll get Wednesday off before returning to action Friday against the Phillies (Thursday is a scheduled off day for the Braves).
Swanson (wrist) will make his spring debut Tuesday, according to 680 The Fan Atlanta. Swanson's spring debut will come a few days later than the Braves initially anticipated, but he is finally ready for game action after undergoing offseason wrist surgery. Swanson will play shortstop and hit second in Tuesday's contest.
Swanson (wrist) hopes to begin swinging Sunday and could possibly get into a minor-league game Thursday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. He felt soreness in the area of his hand where he tore a ligament in September, which is why he did not play Friday. The Braves don't have a big-league game scheduled for Thursday, so he is apparently targeting a back-fields game that day.
Swanson was scratched from Friday's lineup against Toronto with left wrist soreness, source reports. Swanson's spring debut had already been delayed as he recovers from offseason wrist surgery, but Friday's game had been his target for several days. He'll fall at least one day behind schedule after feeling soreness during batting practice. It remains to be seen whether this setback is significant enough to put his status for Opening Day in any doubt.