Braves Calling Up Top Prospect Dansby Swanson After Trading SS Erick Aybar
ATLANTA (AP) – Braves shortstop Erick Aybar has been traded to the Detroit Tigers, clearing a path for Atlanta to call up top prospect Dansby Swanson.
Swanson, the No. 1 overall draft pick of 2015, will be in the lineup at shortstop on Wednesday against Minnesota in his major league debut.
“I think that Dansby is going to be able to handle it mentally,” said John Hart, Atlanta’s president of baseball operations. “He’s not a kid that if he comes in and really struggles right out of the gate that it’s going to affect him. This is a kid that finds a lot of ways to help you win games other than maybe what he does with the bat.”
Atlanta received infielder Mike Aviles and catcher Kade Scivicque in Tuesday’s trade.
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