Found May 17, 2013 on Baseball News Source:
The Atlanta Braves activated outfielder Jason Heyward who has been out since late April recovering following an appendectomy. Hayward missed nearly 4 weeks. He was hitting .121/.261/.259  when he went on the DL,  but Heyward is expected to give the Braves more offense. Atlanta has gone 9-14 since his departure. The Braves maintain a half game lead over Washington in the National League East  and are  4-6 over their last 10 games. ”We haven’t been healthy all year and we’ve kept our heads above water,” Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman said. “Now we’re getting our full squad back. So we’re going to see how it goes the rest of the year.” Atlanta Braves Fantasy News With the return of Heyward Evan Gaddis may see  less playing time.  Plug Hayward back into your lineups immediately and hope he returns to form Jonny Venters  underwent Tommy John surgery on Thursday for the second time in eight years. Venters is expected to miss  a year. Jordan Walden was placed on the DL with right shoulder inflammation,  retroactive to May 12. Walden had allowed five runs over his last three appearances. Walden has a 4.85 ERA in 13 innings

Road-weary Braves expecting Heyward to come off DL

The Atlanta Braves are ready to put their suitcases away and take their first look at the lineup they envisioned before the season. General manager Frank Wren says Jason Heyward is expected to be activated from the disabled list for Friday night's series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. It would be Atlanta's first chance this season to have both Heyward, recovering...

Braves activate Jason Heyward off DL

Braves right fielder Jason Heyward has been activated from the disabled list and is starting against the Dodgers. Heyward is hitting second in Friday night's lineup, his first appearance since his appendix was removed April 22. It marks the first time this season Heyward and catcher Brian McCann are in the same lineup. McCann returned from offseason right shoulder surgery on...

Heyward strong in return to lineup as Braves dump Dodgers

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...

Heyward activated; Braves put Walden on DL

ATLANTA (AP) Braves right fielder Jason Heyward has been activated from the disabled list and is starting against the Dodgers. Heyward is hitting second in Friday night's lineup, his first appearance since his appendix was removed April 22. It marks the first time this season Heyward and catcher Brian McCann are in the same lineup. McCann returned from offseason right shoulder...

Atlanta Braves Activate Jason Heyward, Disable Jordan Walden

The  Atlanta Braves activated outfielder Jason Heyward off of the 15-day disabled list Friday after having been out nearly a month due to an emergency appendectomy. To make room on the active roster the Braves placed right-handed pitcher Jordan Walden on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation of his right shoulder. While there is no time-table for Walden’s return, Heyward...

Heyward tips cap to Kemp after great play

Tweet   When it comes to playing center field there aren’t many who do it better than Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers. On Saturday the two-time Gold Glove Award winner used his impressive athleticism to rob Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward at the wall.   Your browser does not support iframes.   [...]

Jason Heyward Respects Matt Kemp’s Home Run Robbing Catch

Jason Heyward of the Atlanta Braves got absolutely robbed of a home run on Saturday night by an incredible defensive catch made by Matt Kemp. Kemp was able to time his jump perfectly to snag the ball just before it made its way over the left-center wall. Instead of being frustrated or angry, Heyward pulled a classy move and gave Kemp tip of the helmet. Game respect game. [BLS...

Braves place Jordan Walden on DL; activate Jason Heyward

The Atlanta Braves made room on their roster for activated outfielder Jason Heyward by placing late-inning reliever Jordan Walden on the disabled list, the team announced. The Braves have activated OF Jason Heyward (appendectomy) from DL. RHP Jordan Walden has been placed on DL with right shoulder inflammation. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 17, 2013 Heyward had been...

More Spice in Braves Starting Line-Up

Braves right fielder Jason Heyward If variety is the spice of life, then as a Braves fan you have to love manager Fredi Gonzalez‘s line-up selections.  They are rarely the same two days in a row. The left-handed hitting Jordan Schafer will start in center field and bat lead-off today against Dodgers’ right-hander, Matt Nagli.  Schafer is hitting .302 on the season, with a ...

Consequences of Braves' slimmed-down bullpen; more

FOX Sports checked in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to get his thoughts on the Braves. FOX SPORTS SOUTH: With Jason Heyward's return, the Braves put Jordan Walden on the 15-day DL. That leaves them with a six-man bullpen. Do you see any potential consequences with that slimmed down 'pen? CHIP CARAY: I think a slimmed down bullpen isn't a problem if...

Braves reliever O'Flaherty out with torn elbow ligament

ATLANTA Realistically speaking, the Braves' dominant bullpen cannot withstand too many more hits. With setup man Jonny Venters out for the season following Tommy John surgery and new setup man Jordan Walden sent to the disabled list with inflammation in his elbow, Atlanta revealed more bad news on Saturday: Eric O'Flaherty, one of the top relievers in baseball over the...

Dodgers-Braves Preview

The Atlanta Braves still sit atop the NL East, but haven't looked much like a first-place team lately. The last-place Los Angeles Dodgers, meanwhile, are starting to pick up the pace. Slumping Atlanta hopes to get a boost from Jason Heyward, who could return in the opener of a three-game set against the visiting Dodgers on Friday night. After belting 25 homers in opening 12...

Going...Going...Not Gone: Dodgers Matt Kemp Makes Home Run Stealing Catch

Matt Kemp is a heck of a ball player--there is no denying that. Saturday night when his Dodgers were playing the Atlanta Braves he proved that once again by making this catch to steal a home run from Jason Heyward. You have to give Heyward a little credit too. Not many players would tip their hat to a guy that just took a home run from them! Your browser does not support iframes.
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