Jason Heyward 22 | Right Field

Atlanta Braves

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Sep 21, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Heyward is still unable to properly grip a bat due to swelling in his left thumb, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports. Impact: Heyward will miss his third straight game Sunday afternoon, and although manager Fredi Gonzalez noted that a Monday return was possible, the outfielder doesn't appear optimistic. After Sunday, the Braves have just seven games remaining on their schedule, but it doesn't appear that Heyward is done for 2014 just yet. He'll likely have to complete a successful batting practice session before he returns to action, however. Fantasy owners with weekly lineups may want to explore other options due to the uncertainty.(RotoWire, )
Sep 21, 2014
News: Heyward (thumb) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets. Impact: Heyward will miss his third straight game as a result of a thumb ailment that has kept the right fielder out of action since Wednesday. Emilio Bonifacio will get the starting nod in his stead, as the Braves continue to take a cautious approach.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 20, 2014
News: Heyward (thumb) is out of the lineup Saturday against the Mets, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports. Impact: Heyward was reportedly available off the bench Friday as a defensive replacement or pinch hitter but didn't contribute in either fashion. He's out of the lineup again Saturday, and the team isn't inclined to rush him back with their playoff hopes gone.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 19, 2014
News: Heyward (thumb) is not in the lineup Friday. Impact: X-rays on Heyward's left thumb were negative, but with the Braves out of the playoff hunt, Atlanta has every reason to take a cautious approach with his return to the field. Ryan Doumit will get the start in right field and Heyward should still be considered day-to-day.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 19, 2014
News: Heyward has a brace on his bruised left thumb and is out of Friday's lineup against the New York Mets. Impact: Heyward was injured Wednesday while getting hit by a pitch from Washington's Ross Detwiler. He stayed in the game two innings after getting hit before leaving. He's received treatment the last two days. X-rays taken on Heyward's hand were negative. Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez says Heyward, a 2012 Gold Glove winner who throws with his right hand, could be available to help defensively in late innings. (STATS, 6:08pm)
Fri. Sep 19, 2014
News: Heyward (thumb) could be used as a defensive replacement or as a pinch hitter in Friday's game, the Atlanta Journal Constitution's David O'Brien reports. Impact: This suggests Heyward is pretty close to returning to the starting lineup. He's still considered day-to-day for now. Ryan Doumit will start in right field Friday.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 17, 2014
News: X-rays on Heyward's left thumb were returned negative, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. Impact: It's certainly encouraging news for Heyward, who was lifted for a pinch hitter Wednesday in the bottom of the eighth inning. He did acknowledge that thumb injuries have a tendency to linger, but with just a little over a week to go in the season, Heyward figures to play through it as much as he can. That said, consider him day-to-day ahead of Friday's opener against the Mets.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 17, 2014
News: Heyward left Wednesday's game against the Nationals in the eighth inning with an apparent injury, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. Impact: The team has yet to provide a reason for his removal, but Bowman suggests his thumb may have swollen up in the innings prior to his exit. Joe Terdoslavich came in to pinch hit for Heyward, who will be afforded a day of rest for whatever's ailing him, before the team resumes play Friday.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 13, 2014
News: Heyward will bat fifth Saturday against the Rangers. Impact: Heyward was originally penciled in atop the order, but apparently manager Fredi Gonzalez has had a change of heart, as Emilio Bonifacio is now set to lead off for Atlanta. It marks just the second time Heyward has been out of the leadoff spot this month.(RotoWire, )
Jason Heyward
2014 Season
AVG
.272
HR
11
RBI
58
RUNS
71
Bio
Ht: 6' 5"  Wt: 245  Age: 25
Bats: L  Throws: L
Born: 8/9/1989, Ridgewood, New Jersey
College: None
Debut: 2010
Salary: $5,000,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury