June 6, 2023

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‘My body was just kind of done’ – The Denver Post

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An exhausted Dansby Swanson had pushed his body to the brink.

The emotional toll of the devastating knee injury his wife, Mallory, suffered in the U.S. national soccer team’s international friendly Saturday culminated with Swanson exiting in the sixth inning of the Chicago Cubs’ electric 14-9 comeback win Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners.

Before the inning, Swanson, positioned on the infield grass at the edge of the dirt, made one warmup throw to first baseman Trey Mancini, turned toward the Cubs dugout and signaled he needed to be replaced. The quick sequence was captured by Marquee Sports Network’s camera behind home plate.

The Cubs later announced Swanson departed with tightness in his lower left side, though manager David Ross described it as cramping after the game and…

Tribune News Service

2023-04-11 23:16:39

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