Braves shortstop prospect Dansby Swanson made his major league debut on Wednesday evening, batting eighth in the lineup against the Twins at Turner Field. He lined out in his first at-bat against Kyle Gibson, but came back up to the plate in the fourth and ripped a 1-0 fastball on a line drive to right field for a single, marking his first major league hit.
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Swanson went to the Braves from the Diamondbacks, along with Aaron Blair and Ender Inciarte, this past winter in the Shelby Miller trade. He hit an aggregate .275/.362/.426 between High-A Carolina and Double-A Mississippi this season. MLB Pipeline rated him the No. 1 prospect in the Braves’ system and fifth overall in baseball.
Swanson also made an appearance in the MLB Futures Game at Pecto Park last month, but he went 0-for-3.