That said, the Braves aren’t ruling out Swanson returning during the Miami series, which begins Thursday in South Florida. But he’ll play at least one rehab game in the minors before rejoining the club, which does make a weekend return seem more unlikely.
“I really don’t know,” Snitker said. “We’ll see where he’s at. I think he could be a possibility (for Miami) if things clear up. He’s probably going to have to go out and play at least one game before we get him back. It’s a day-to-day thing, how he responds to treatments.”
Swanson is enjoying the best offensive season of his young career, hitting .265 with 17 homers (fourth most on the team) and 57 RBIs. Johan Camargo has mightily struggled filling in at shortstop, and Charlie Culberson was given the start there Tuesday in Minnesota.