HomeSportsDansby Swanson returns, Pete Crow-Armstrong goes to Iowa on the Cubs roster

Dansby Swanson returns, Pete Crow-Armstrong goes to Iowa on the Cubs roster

Dansby Swanson returns, Pete Crow-Armstrong heads to Iowa in Cubs roster moves originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The Chicago Cubs made a series of roster moves on their day off, including activating shortstop Dansby Swanson from the 10-day injured list.

Swanson, who has been out of action since May 10 due to a knee issue, returns to the roster ahead of a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs will also reportedly call up No. 13 prospect Luis Vazquez ahead of Tuesday’s game, although they have not yet done so. A 40-man move would not be necessary as he is already on that roster, according to the team.

In a pair of corresponding roster moves, the Cubs have sent infielder Miles Mastrobuoni and outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong to Triple-A Iowa.

Swanson is slashing .209/.285/.341 for the Cubs this season, with four home runs and 12 RBIs. He battled a knee issue in late April and early May before being placed on the injured list, and will return just a day after he becomes eligible.

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Vazquez, a 14e round pick of the Cubs in the 2017 MLB Draft, has three home runs and 11 RBIs in 168 plate appearances in Iowa this season. He slashes .262/.360/.397 for Iowa and is known for his defensive skills and versatility.

Mastrobuoni filled in for Swanson and Nico Hoerner during their recent injury troubles, posting two RBIs and a 5-for-40 performance at the plate in a total of 19 games with the Cubs.

Crow-Armstrong is hitting .236 for the Cubs, with a home run and nine RBIs and five stolen bases. He has 13 strikeouts in 55 at-bats for the North Siders so far this season.

The Cubs begin a three-game set against the Braves on Tuesday, with first pitch at 6:40 p.m.

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