Injured shortstop Dansby Swanson didn’t make the Atlanta Braves’ roster for the National League Division Series. His replacement is Charlie Culberson, someone familiar to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Braves announced their roster Thursday hours before the start of Game 1.

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz walks across the field during baseball practice Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Los Angeles for Thursday’s Game 1 of the team’s National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Swanson tore a ligament in his left hand against the New York Mets in the next-to-last series of the regular season. He is one of Atlanta’s top defensive players. At the plate, he was hitting .238, with 14 home runs and 59 RBIs in 136 games.

Atlanta Braves right fielder Nick Markakis squats on the field while warming up during baseball practice Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Los Angeles for Thursday’s Game 1 of the team’s National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Culberson is making his third straight playoff appearance. He helped the Dodgers to the World Series last year.

Source: The Associated Press

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