Springfield’s Swauger to have collerbone surgery
Outfielder Chris Swauger will undergo surgery on Monday to repair his collerbone, which he broke in four different places while making a diving catch in Double-A Springfield’s win on Sunday night. Swauger doubled and scored two runs in the 3-1 victory over Tulsa before injuring himself.
He sustained the injury in the top of the sixth while making a diving catch to rob rehabbing Troy Tulowitzki of a hit. It was the third out of the frame, and Swauger was pinch-hit for in the bottom half of the inning.
Monday’s surgery will end Swauger’s season, meaning that he will not be able to help his club in its upcoming best-of-five Championship Series against Frisco. Farm director John Vuch said the organization will have a better understanding of how long the recovery will be for Swauger after the procedure. Vuch added that the injury is not career-threatening.
Swauger, a former 26th-round Draft pick, made headlines last week when he hit three home runs in Springfield’s dramatic Game 1 win over Tulsa.
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