Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson beats the tag from Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) as he steals second base during the eighth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Atlanta. The Braves won 8-3. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Braves SS Swanson torn hand ligament, playoff status unclear

September 26, 2018 - 7:14 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson has a partially torn ligament in his left hand and it's unclear if he will be available in the postseason for the NL East champions.

Swanson traveled from New York to Atlanta on Wednesday to get his wrist and hand examined by team doctors. He will undergo treatment while missing the rest of the regular season, which ends Sunday.

The Braves said Swanson will be re-evaluated next week before they open the best-of-five NL Division Series on Oct. 4.

Swanson exited Tuesday night's 7-3 win over the New York Mets for tests. Manager Brian Snitker later said Swanson was bothered by something in his wrist after a swing. Swanson was on the disabled list in May and missed 13 games with left wrist inflammation.

Swanson is batting .238 with 14 home runs and 59 RBIs in 136 games this season.

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