Swanson was forced to miss the final week of the regular season (and the NLDS) after suffering a partially torn ligament in his left hand. The shortstop appears to have additionally sustained a wrist injury, though this should be considered more of a "cleanup procedure" than anything and all signs point toward the 24-year-old being ready to go without any restrictions or limitations when spring training commences. In 136 games this year, he slashed .238/.304/.395 with 14 home runs, 59 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
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 missed the final five games of the regular season after partially tearing a 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 (hand) didn't take any swings Monday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Swanson was unable to take a step forward in his recovery process with just a few days remaining until the NLDS begins. If he can't ramp up his baseball activities in the next few days, he won't be included on the 25-man roster. Swanson could still return for the NLCS, given the Braves advance to the next round of the postseason.
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