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Cubs activate Swanson ahead of Braves series

Cubs activate Swanson ahead of Braves series

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs on Tuesday activated shortstop Dansby Swanson from the 10-day injured list and recalled infielder Luis Vázquez from Triple-A Iowa.

Swanson, 30, was placed on the injured list May 8 because of a right knee sprain. He’s batting .209 with three doubles, one triple and four home runs in 37 games.

Vázquez, 24, earned his first major league call-up after batting .262 with 10 doubles and three homers in 39 games with Iowa.

The Cubs opened a home series against Swanson’s former team, Atlanta, on Tuesday night. He was in the lineup, batting eighth and playing shortstop. In the corresponding roster moves, the Cubs optioned Pete Crow-Armstrong and infielder Miles Mastrobuoni to Iowa.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.