Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward underwent surgery last night to remove his appendix, the team announced in a brief press release.
Atlanta's regularly scheduled contest against the Colorado Rockies was postponed due to snow last night. Long after this cancellation was announced, the Braves released the news that Heyward had underwent the appendectomy. At this point, it's unclear how much time the slugger will be required to miss following the procedure.
There's no word on the status of Heyward or how much of an emergency the surgery was. The Braves are set for a double header against the Rockies today, and it seems unlikely that Heyward will see action. That could be the case for a few days as he recovers from the procedure.
Prior to the appendectomy, Heyward was off to a slow start for the Braves. Over 69 plate appearances, the 23-year-old was only hitting .121/.261/.259.
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