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Jason Heyward scratched with sore right knee

Aug 10, 2010, 8:25 PM EDT

Jason Heyward was a late scratch from Tuesday’s game against the Astros due to a sore right knee, according to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Craig weeps.

A team official tells O’Brien there’s no word on when the injury occurred, though it is worth mentioning that he turned 21 yesterday. Just sayin. I’m guessing we’ll hear more about his status after the game.

As our own Aaron Gleeman mentioned earlier, Heyward finally snapped a 31-game homerless streak on Monday night. Despite the lack of power, the young phenom has batted .292/.406/.438 since returning from a left thumb injury.

  1. BC - Aug 11, 2010 at 9:12 AM

    Hopefully for his sake he didn’t celebrate his 21st birthday by getting into an alcoholic stupor and falling down a flight of stairs to injure his knee.

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