An injury to Johan Camargo appears to be the ticket back to the major leagues for Dansby Swanson, even if the top pick in the 2015 draft didn't exactly earn it.
In a freak accident, Camargo suffered a bone bruise in his right knee while jogging onto the field before the Atlanta Braves played the Phillies on Tuesday. Camargo was hitting .292 with three homers and 19 RBIs and took over as the Braves' starting shortstop after Swanson was sent to Triple-A Gwinnett on July 27 to work on his swing.
Swanson was removed from Gwinnett's game on Tuesday, an indication that a promotion was imminent, and would likely regain his job as the starting shortstop, reports MLB.com’s Mark Bowman.
Swanson was hitting just .213 with a .287 OBP at the time of his demotion and the struggles continued at Gwinnett, where he had hit .237 in 11 games.
Swanson's problems follow an impressive 2016 debut in which he posted a .302/.361/.442 slash line in 38 games following an August call-up.
Jace Peterson replaced Camargo at shortstop on Tuesday night.
-- Doug Mittler