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Braves' Heyward pulled with left groin injury

May 5, 2010, 8:32 PM EDT

heyward headshot.jpgBudding outfielder Jason Heyward was lifted in the second inning of Wednesday’s game against the Washington Nationals due to a left groin injury, the Braves revealed to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman.

Melky Cabrera replaced the young superstar in right field and may need to man the position for the next few days while Matt Diaz covers left.  Heyward, 20, has youth on his side and should be able to bounce back and put the issue behind him.  But he’s sure to miss at least Thursday’s series finale with the Nationals.

Heyward is batting an alarming .286/.408/.619 this season with eight home runs and 24 RBI in just 26 games.  He’s been as good as advertised, if not better.

  1. Craig Calcaterra - May 5, 2010 at 9:28 PM

    Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffin’ glue.

  2. APBA Guy - May 6, 2010 at 1:14 AM

    “Mr. Calcaterra, please step away from the ledge. For the love of god man, think of your….oh noooooo”

  3. Old Gator - May 6, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    I bet this hurts Craig more than it hurts the Heyward Child.
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    But I’m not getting down in the gutter with our regular assortment of lowlives to add something as lame or obvious as, “and probably in the same place, too.” Especially since baseball medical staffs tend to call a “groin injury” anything that hurts between the knee and the belly button.

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