Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson has a partially torn ligament in his left hand and it’s unclear if he will be available in the postseason for the NL East champions.

Swanson traveled from New York to Atlanta on Wednesday to get his wrist and hand examined by team doctors. He will undergo treatment while missing the rest of the regular season, which ends Sunday.

The Braves said Swanson will be re-evaluated next week before they open the best-of-five NL Division Series on Oct. 4.

Atlanta Braves from left; bench coach Walt Weiss, manager Brian Snitker, and shortstop Dansby Swanson greet Ender Inciarte (11) at the dugout after scoring on a Atlanta Braves right fielder Nick Markakis base hit in the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Swanson exited Tuesday night’s 7-3 win over the New York Mets for tests. Manager Brian Snitker later said Swanson was bothered by something in his wrist after a swing. Swanson was on the disabled list in May and missed 13 games with left wrist inflammation.

Swanson is batting .238 with 14 home runs and 59 RBIs in 136 games this season.

Source: The Associated Press

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