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Jason Heyward scratched with lingering shoulder issues

May 21, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT

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The soreness in Jason Heyward‘s right shoulder is still causing him problems.

According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the 21-year-old right fielder has been scratched from the Braves’ Saturday evening interleague matchup with the Angels.

Heyward also sat out of Friday’s series opener and is clearly a little more banged up than the Braves are letting on. He has now missed four games this month and has been limited to defensive and pinch-hitting duties in a handful of others.

Heyward is batting .214 with a weak .724 OPS through 161 plate appearances. He does have seven homers.

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