MLB.com’s Mark Bowman reports that Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson underwent surgery on his left wrist to remove a loose body. The Braves expect him to be completely ready for spring training in February.
Swanson, 24, missed the last week of the regular season and the playoffs due to a partially torn ligament in his left hand, which he apparently suffered while swinging. He finished the season batting .238/.304/.395 with 14 home runs, 59 RBI, 51 runs scored, and 10 stolen bases in 533 plate appearances.
Swanson is poised to reprise his role as the Braves’ starting shortstop in 2019.
Terrible news for Blue Jays pitcher Matt Shoemaker: the MRI he had on his knee revealed a torn ACL. He’ll need surgery and will miss the remainder of the season.
Shoemaker was in the process of holding the A’s scoreless through three innings of three-hit, one-strikeout ball in his start on Saturday. He twisted his leg awkwardly when he ran over and tagged Matt Chapman between first and second base, however, and it was immediately clear that things weren’t right. He was initially diagnosed with a sprain, but the MRI showed that it was worse.
This is a tough break for Shoemaker, who had started off the season pretty fantastically, posting a 1.57 ERA over his first five starts this year.