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Jason Heyward cleared to begin rehab assignment

May 8, 2013, 1:18 PM EST

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Jason Heyward has been pretty pessimistic about his recovery from an appendectomy, but the Braves right fielder has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment.

Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Heyward is scheduled to join the Triple-A team Thursday and play there through the weekend, at which point it’s possible he could be ready to come off the disabled list next week.

Heyward underwent an emergency appendectomy on April 22 and in his absence the Braves have turned to Jordan Schafer, Reed Johnson, and now Evan Gattis in the outfield.

  1. hasbeen5 - May 8, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    Any indication who they’ll send down?

  2. mavajo - May 8, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Thank goodness. We need his .121 BA / .261 OBP / 2.59 SLG back in the lineup ASAP.

    • mavajo - May 8, 2013 at 2:09 PM

      And of course, I meant .259 SLG.

    • illegalblues - May 8, 2013 at 3:01 PM

      big sample size there

  3. GoneYickitty - May 8, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    I was so excited when he was coming up the first time. Now I question how much he really wants to play.

  4. foreverchipper10 - May 9, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Sweet! I will be at the games Friday and Saturday! The J-hey kid comes to Scranton!

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