Report: Braves have started extension talks with Dansby Swanson

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According to Jon Heyman, the Braves and Dansby Swanson have already started extension talks:

Here’s what Heyman had to say about the Braves and Swanson:

The Braves have opened extension talks with Dansby Swanson, and if they can lock up the Georgia product, that would leave three likely top free-agent shortstops: Trea Turner, plus Xander Bogaerts and Carlos Correa (who are likely to opt out). Swanson is repped by Excel/ Casey Close, who didn’t work out a deal for superstar Freddie Freeman with the Braves, much to Freeman’s dismay. To this point, there’s been less whispered negativity about these talks.

This confirms a lot of speculation so far. Swanson has been fantastic in a contract year, earning All Star honors. It’s too early to tell what an extension would look like in terms of years or money, but it’s good to hear the Braves have started on it

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