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Braves activate Jason Heyward from 15-day disabled list

Jul 15, 2010, 6:10 PM EDT

Jason Heyward didn’t push it and try to return for the All-Star Game, but he is in Thursday’s lineup as the right fielder against the Brewers.
Heyward, who was sidelined with a bone bruise in his left thumb, will hit second between Martin Prado and Chipper Jones tonight. It had turned into his usual spot before he went on the DL, but because the thumb injury had been affecting his play for so long, he’s batted just .236/.333/.374 in 30 games as a No. 2 hitter.
Thursday’s game will also mark the Braves debut of shortstop Alex Gonzalez. Even though he’s a very different hitter than the man he’s replacing, Yunel Escobar, he’ll hit in the same spot in the order initially: seventh.

  1. Sweepthleg - Jul 15, 2010 at 6:43 PM

    Glad the JayHay kid is getting back into Atlanta he’s fun to watch.
    Thank god we got Yunel out of Atlanta. The guy is obviously talented but man that attitude was just not on the same wave length as the rest of the locker room. Hopefully, the Jays will be able get him to play up to his potential, and I hope Gonzalez stays hot the rest of the year.
    McCann got us home feild advantage so let’s take…. advantage of it! Go Braves!

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