Alas, the Braves are finally starting to get healthy after a catastrophic injury wave. According to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, Dansby Swanson traveled to Colorado for their one-game makeup on Monday, and the team will evaluate their options.
Swanson traveled to Denver today. But the Braves will evaluate their potential roster options before deciding whether he'll be activated for tomorrow's game.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) August 25, 2019
Luckily, injuries have not slowed down the Braves a bit. Adeiny Hechavarria has filled in admirably. But this is a big step back in Atlanta getting healthy. Lately, all we have received is good news. Austin Riley and Darren O’ Day are currently rehabbing in the minors, and Nick Markakis is ahead of schedule in his recovery from injury.
As far as a corresponding roster move, Rafael Ortega would be the logical choice, as the Braves are currently carrying six outfielders.
Let’s hope the Braves can keep their momentum together as they slowly but surely upgrade their lineup to what it was. If anything, this stretch of waiver wire pickups and dominance can only boost the confidence of a young team that has not given any wiggle room in the NL East.