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Braves place Dansby Swanson, Nick Markakis on 10-day injured list

Dansby Swanson

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JULY 23: Shortstop Dansby Swanson #7 of the Atlanta Braves slides into home plate to score in the first inning during the game against the Kansas City Royals at SunTrust Park on July 23, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

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The Braves placed infielder Dansby Swanson and outfielder Nick Markakis on the 10-day injured list, the team announced Saturday. Swanson is dealing with a right foot contusion, while Markakis has a fractured left wrist.

Swanson, 25, jammed his left heel into a base during Tuesday’s 5-4 loss to the Royals and hasn’t appeared in a game since. He’s been replaced by Johan Camargo at shortstop, who figures to hold down the position for the foreseeable future. Prior to the injury, Swanson batted .265/.330/.468 with 17 home runs, 57 RBI, and a .798 OPS across 431 plate appearances.

Markakis, 35, will likely be laid up longer than the standard 10 days after taking a pitch off of his left wrist during Friday’s game, though he’s unlikely to need surgery. This figures to be his first IL stint of the year, disrupting the .284/.358/.429 batting line, nine homers, 55 RBI, and .787 OPS he maintained through his first 416 PA of 2019.

In corresponding roster moves, the Braves reinstated left-hander Max Fried from the 10-day IL and recalled outfielder Adam Duvall from Triple-A Gwinnett. Prior to landing on the injured list for yet another blister issue, the 25-year-old Fried pitched to a 10-4 record in 19 starts with a 4.08 ERA, 2.7 BB/9, and 8.9 SO/9 across 103 2/3 innings out of the rotation and bullpen.