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Jason Heyward will take batting practice this weekend

Jul 7, 2010, 8:43 PM EDT

Braves general manager Frank Wren told Dave O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday that outfielder Jason Heyward is making progress in his rehab from a deep thumb bruise and will begin taking batting practice this weekend.

“It’s going well,” Wren said, “he feels good and that’s a good sign.”

The rookie phenom was placed on the 15-day disabled list in late June after opening the season with a .251/.366/.455 batting line, 11 home runs and 46 RBI over his first 255 at-bats. 

Heyward was selected to the National League All-Star roster last week and O’Brien says he may still play, but it’s hard to imagine the Braves allowing that. 

The Midsummer Classic is on Tuesday — less than a week from now — and the 20-year-old right fielder should probably be given some at-bats on a minor league rehab assignment before he is activated and thrown into major league action, exhibition or not.

  1. andrewlw - Jul 7, 2010 at 9:54 PM

    Can’t the all star game be part of his rehab assignment?

  2. mission - Jul 7, 2010 at 10:07 PM

    i know heyward said he wasn’t going to play, it wouldn’t be fair to his teammates… but bobby thought it might be a good idea for him to get some cuts in during the break and be ready to go afterwards.
    we’ll see; if bobby likes it, that changes a lot.
    big win tonight! go braves!

  3. braves10fan - Jul 8, 2010 at 4:48 PM

    I hope this BP is called home run derby. Or atleast i wished. Someday…….I think he would destroy he has so much power. Go braves.

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