Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Braves activated shortstop Dansby Swanson from the injured list, the team announced Monday.
The 25-year-old infielder has been sidelined since July 24 due to a bruised right heel. Swanson was placed on the 10-day IL because of the foot ailment, which he referred to as a "frustrating injury."
Swanson rejoined the Braves after playing three games over the weekend at Class-A Rome. He was in Atlanta's starting lineup and batted sixth against the Rockies on Monday, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the Braves' 3-1 loss.
Entering Monday's game versus Colorado, Swanson had a .265 batting average with a career-high 17 home runs and 57 RBIs in 100 contests this season, his fourth with the Braves.
The Braves were riding an eight-game winning streak before their loss to the Rockies. Atlanta leads the second-place Washington Nationals by 5 1/2 games in the National League East.