Swanson lost his arbitration case Tuesday and will earn $6 million this season, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Swanson had filed at $6.7 million. The shortstop produced an above-average batting line last season (hitting .274/.345/.464) for the first time since his 38-game debut back in 2016, adding 10 homers and five steals, but it evidently wasn't enough to win the case.
Swanson went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Wednesday's win over the Marlins in Game 2 of the NLDS. Swanson homered in the second inning off Pablo Lopez. The 26-year-old broke open the game for Atlanta, carrying over some of the momentum from his impressive .274/.345/.464 regular-season line.
Swanson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 8-2 loss to the Red Sox. Swanson put the Braves on the board with his fifth-inning homer off Red Sox starter Tanner Houck. The 26-year-old Swanson has racked up three homers, eight RBI and four runs scored in his last five games. He has 10 long balls, five stolen bases, 35 RBI and 49 runs scored through 59 contests this season.
Swanson went 2-for-3 with a walk, a home run, a run scored and three RBI in Wednesday's 9-4 win over the Marlins. Swanson capped off a five-run fourth inning for the Braves with a three-run shot to center for his second home run in as many days. The 26-year-old has five hits in his last three games and has upped his slash line to .276/.346/.462 with nine home runs, 31 RBI and 48 runs scored across 246 plate appearances this season.
Swanson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two total runs scored in the Braves' 11-1 win over the Marlins on Tuesday. Swanson and the Braves clinched their third consecutive division title with Tuesday's victory. The 26-year-old has been a primary contributor, recording a team-high 218 at-bats in 2020. Swanson had been in a 3-for-24 slump in his six games prior.