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Braves Rookie Dansby Swanson Records First MLB Hit

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On Wednesday night against the Minnesota twins, Braves rookie Dansby Swanson singled for his first MLB hit. Photo Credit: John Bazemore/AP

Updated: August 18

It didn’t take long for the Atlanta Braves prospect Dansby Swanson to make his mark in the majors as he recorded his first MLB hit during Wednesday nights game, on a line drive to right field.

In his fourth and final at bat of the game, the rookie hit another single and finished the game 2 for 4, with a strikeout.

Original Post: August 16

One of baseball’s most anticipated call-ups will reportedly take place on Wednesday as the Atlanta Braves will promote shortstop Dansby Swanson.

The twenty-two year old was the first overall draft pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2015 MLB Draft while playing at Vanderbilt University.

Swanson signed with the D-Backs after the conclusion of the College World Series and he reported to AZL Diamondbacks in the rookie league shortly there after.

Dansby Swanson along with RF Ender Iciarte and RHP Aaron Blair were all traded to the Atlanta Braves as part of the deal that sent RHP Shelby Miller and LHP Gabe Speier to Arizona in December 2015.

Braves fans were ecstatic when the trade took place as Swanson, a Georgia native, now had a future with the hometown team.

The Braves invited Swanson to Major League Spring Training this past season and he was then assigned to the Class-A Advanced Carolina Mudcats and was then promoted to the Double-A Mississippi Braves in the end of April.

He has hit a combined .275 along with nine homers, 55 RBIs and thirteen stolen bases this season.

Dansby Swanson is ranked as the top prospect in the Atlanta Braves’ Organization and the fifth best in all of baseball.

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

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Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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