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Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward began his minor league rehab assignment yesterday, and if all continues to go well during his recovery process he could return to the majors early next week, according to David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
During his first minor league rehab appearance, Heyward went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts and a walk for the Braves' Triple-A affiliate. He served as the team's designated hitter, but he's expected to man the outfield today.
The Braves will likely want to see Heyward play the outfield for one or two full games in the minors before activating him, and manager Fredi Gonzalez said the earliest a return could happen is Monday.
Heyward was placed on the disabled list soon after undergoing an emergency appendectomy. Prior to hitting the DL, the 23-year-old was struggling mightily for Atlanta, hitting only .121/.261/.259 with two doubles and two home runs over 60 plate appearances.
Without Heyward, the Braves have used Jordan Schafer and Reed Johnson in right field, and the duo has performed well in their platoon roles.
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The Atlanta Braves plan to activate outfielder Jason Heyward from the disabled list on Monday before a series against the Diamondbacks begins.
Heyward began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.
Thus far Heyward has failed to register a hit. On Saturday he was 0-for-3 and was hit by a pitch. He will make his final rehab appearance on Sunday.
The Atlanta Braves are hoping to have starting pitcher Brandon Beachy return by mid-June. Beachy threw his final live batting practice session on Thursday.
On Sunday Beachy will throw a bullpen session and then the right hander will begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday or Thursday.
Beachy, 26, has been working his way back from Tommy John surgery and has not had any setbacks thus...
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The Atlanta Braves were optimistic regarding Jonny Venters' recovery from general elbow soreness, but it appears the left-hander could be back to square one. Venters suffered a setback yesterday, experiencing discomfort while throwing off the mound for the first time since receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com.
Venters told reporters...
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Beachy had a solid rookie year in 2011, and then last season in 13 starts he had one of the lowest starter ERAs in the majors...
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MLB.com: Kimbrel earns 100th career save (with video)
At this age and this rate, he can totally surpass Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman and all the other great closers in history. I'm so glad he's a Brave. :)
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Atlanta Braves right-handed starting pitcher Brandon Beachy is set to begin his minor league rehab assignment next week, according to David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Beachy threw a batting-practice session yesterday, and assuming his arm continues to respond well he'll throw a side session on Sunday before beginning his stint in the minors next week...
AtlantaBullpen.com’s Jim Hart joined WCCP-FM’s James Thurn to talk Braves baseball.
Topics included Craig Kimbrell’s recent struggles, the surging Washington Nationals, Brian McCann returning to the line-up, Jordan Schafer‘s solid play, B.J. Upton, Dan Uggla…and more!
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