The Atlanta Braves may remain hopeful but Dansby Swanson’s spot on the team’s postseason roster seems to be in doubt. Swanson didn’t take any swings again on Monday according to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman and may be simply running out of time to be ready for the NLDS which is set to begin Thursday in Los Angeles.
Dansby Swanson did not take any swings today. It seems highly unlikely the Braves will place him on the NLDS roster.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) October 2, 2018
Their was initially some optimism regarding Swanson’s availability when his wrist improved following a couple of days of treatment. However, he experienced discomfort while taking dry swings on Saturday and hasn’t swung a bat sense.
The Braves may wait until the very last minute to announce their postseason roster but Swanson’s status appears to in doubt.
If Swanson is unable to play, then Charlie Culberson is expected to start at shortstop. Culberson has seen all of the playing time at short since Swanson went down.
The Braves will travel to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers Thursday in Game 1 of the Division Series.