Braves’ Swanson set for MRI on injured wrist


Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson was due to undergo an MRI on his left wrist after leaving Atlanta’s 7-3 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

Swanson was pulled to start the bottom of the second inning as a precaution for what the team described as left hand soreness. He lined out to center in his first at-bat in the top of the inning.

“It was enough to come out (of the game), so that is a concern,” Braves manager Brian Snitker told reporters postgame. “So it is a concern.”

Charlie Culberson replaced Swanson in the field and is expected to play in his place if the regular is to miss extended time.

Swanson spent two weeks on the disabled list in May with left wrist inflammation. The 24-year-old is hitting .238 with 14 home runs, 59 RBIs and 10 stolen bases in 136 games.

The Braves clinched the National League East and a playoff berth on Saturday.

–Field Level Media


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