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Braves SS Swanson sent to Triple-A

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July 27, 2017 at 11:35 am.

Jul 15, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson (7) throws a runner out at first against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning at SunTrust Park. Photo Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Jul 15, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson (7) throws a runner out at first against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning at SunTrust Park. Photo Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Former No. 1 overall pick Dansby Swanson was sent to Triple-A Gwinnett by the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.

Swanson has a .213 batting average with six home runs and 35 RBIs this season. He has only three hits in 25 at-bats since the All-Star break.

Right-hander Aaron Blair was also optioned to Gwinnett.

Swanson, the No. 1 overall pick in 2015 by the Diamondbacks, was acquired along with Blair and outfielder Ender Inciarte in the trade that sent right-hander Shelby Miller to Arizona.

 

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