Found May 18, 2013 on Fox Sports South:
ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman and Dan Uggla, tracking the ball into the right-field grass backed of and Jason Heyward slid forward with his feet in front of him, appearing to hit the grass on his right side as he made the catch. The Braves right fielder lifted himself up, grimaced and took couple of steps. Uggla put his arm around Heyward and walked with him for a moment. With Heyward playing in his first game in an Atlanta uniform since an emergency appendectomy April 22, it was a moment worth fixating on -- to everyone but Heyward. "I was good," Heyward said. "I'm good. I played enough games, did enough things (in rehab with Triple-A) Gwinnett. I wasn't at all worried about it myself here. I just spiked myself and that didn't feel too good. I'm thinking anything about the surgery or anything like that." Heyward wasted little time making his presence felt in his return from a 23-game absence, as he would go 2-for-4 with and RBI as Atlanta won 8-...
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