JASON HEYWARD NEWS

Storylines: Alomar appears likely to return to Cleveland

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @AndrewIBI. Here are the stories from Monday, Oct. 20.  Tribe News: The Twins told Sandy Alomar Jr. that he is no longer under consideration for their mangerial opening...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jason Heyward On The Red Sox Trade Radar?

(Photo By Justin Edmonds)Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe (AKA John Henry's Journalistic Plaything) writes that Atlanta's Jason Heyward is "definitely a name that’s come up" in Red Sox trade musings. Heyward is a classic case of the "can't miss" guy who has—in fact—mostly missed so far in his career. The 26-year old Heyward is a .262 career hitter...
Via FenwayNation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves begin offseason amidst change

On August 1st, the Braves were 6 games over .500 and had lost in spectacular fashion to the offense-challenged San Diego Padres on a night that the team once again trotted out the struggling Mike Minor amid the worry that his downhill slide could be costly to Atlanta down the stretch. As it would turn out, Mike Minor was only one part of the behemoth that kept the Braves out of the...
Via BravesWire
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves fire GM Frank Wren

The Atlanta Braves have fired general manager Frank Wren, effective immediately, the club announced Monday. The Braves have dismissed general manager Frank Wren. John Hart has been named as the interim GM. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 22, 2014 Wren is the first general manager the Braves have fired since 1990.  Under wren the Braves have gone to the playoffs three...
Via Sports-Glory
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Jason Heyward aiming for Monday return

The Atlanta Braves fell to the New York Mets on Saturday by the score of 4-2. The loss dropped the Braves to two games under .500 at 76-77=8, second in the National League East. With eight games remaining in the season, the Braves are on the brink of elimination from playoff contention. On the injury front, right fielder Jason Heyward was out of the lineup again on Saturday and...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Jason Heyward to return by Monday

The Atlanta Braves fell to the New York Mets on Saturday by the score of 4-2. The loss dropped the Braves to two games under .500 at 76-77, second in the National League East. With eight games remaining in the season, the Braves are on the brink of elimination from playoff contention. On the injury front, right fielder Jason Heyward was out of the lineup again on Saturday and might...
Via MLB Injury News
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Heyward out of Braves' lineup

ATLANTA (AP) Braves right fielder Jason Heyward has a brace on his bruised left thumb and is out of Friday's lineup against the New York Mets. 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...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves RF Heyward injures thumb, X-rays negative

Braves right fielder Jason Heyward left the game Wednesday after he was hit on the left thumb with a pitch but he said X-rays were negative for a fracture. Heyward stayed in the game after Nationals reliever Ross Detwiler hit him in the sixth inning. He played his position in the top of the seventh but Joey Terdoslavich pinch hit for him in the bottom of the inning.
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons exit early

The Atlanta Braves saw two key players leave the field early on Wednesday night, as shortstop Andrelton Simmons and right fielder Jason Heyward both departed after suffering injuries. MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that Heyward was eventually forced out with a swollen left thumb after it was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning, while Simmons came out after the third with a recurrence...
Via MLB Injury News
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Upton, Heyward spark Braves past Marlins

ATLANTA (AP) Justin Upton homered and had three RBIs, Jason Heyward drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Friday night for their third straight win. The Braves, winners in 10 of 14, began the night 1 1/2 games back in the NL wild-card standings, but are just 19-21 since the All-Star break. Andrelton Simmons led off the...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Monday, Aug 25

Last Friday I rolled with Doug Fister against the Giants, and Fister finally let us down. I also went with a couple Brewers against Jeff Locke, a hot Jon Jay and Jason Heyward, and a discount Khris Negron, none of whom came through for us either. The result was a 6335th finish in the $15,000 moonshot and a whiff of a day in double-ups. My three hidden players were Matt Carpenter...
Via Baseball Professor
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

After near sweep in Pittsburgh, Braves head to Cincy

This team. This team is frustrating. This team is exciting. This team is agonizing. This team slumps. This team surges. This team dominates. Yes, you may have thought these things about the Atlanta Braves throughout the season or even this month alone. You may have even thought these very things in the last week alone. How the Braves are playing now is how the Braves should have...
Via BravesWire
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves defeat Pirates for fourth straight win

After dropping to .500 on the season the Atlanta Braves pulled off a weekend sweep of the Oakland Athletics. On Monday the Braves kept to their new-found winning defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in their series opener at PNC Park. The Braves scored six runs – five earned – in the first inning against Pirates starter Vance Worley. Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons each homered...
Via Tireball.com
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves use 6-run 1st to beat Pirates 7-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons homered to begin a six-run first inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the sliding Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory. The early outburst was enough for Ervin Santana, who allowed three solo homers among nine hits in 5 1-3 innings. Santana (13-6) improved to 8-1 over his past 10 starts. Pittsburgh...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

O'Flaherty happy in Oakland, reminisces on time with Braves

ATLANTA -- Eric O'Flaherty took the mound at Turner Field for the first time since May of 2013 on Friday night, only this time his view was a little different. Still 60 feet and six inches away from home plate, he stared down the likes of his former teammates Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman. In typical O'Flaherty fashion, he refused to allow a run. He was more concerned...
Via Fox Sports South
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Heyward takes on Ice Bucket Challenge (video)

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward is the latest to accept the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS awareness. On Friday Heyward had a bucket of ice water dumped on him while he stood in the Braves dugout. Your browser does not support iframes. Heyward was 1-for-4 with two runs scored and a walk in Friday’s game against Oakland. Hard to argue with those results.
Via Tireball.com
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Caray: Thoughts on Heyward in leadoff role again, Avilan's return; more

FOXSportsSouth.com checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to discuss the latest surrounding the Braves. FOXSPORTSSOUTH.COM: After 44 games, Jason Heyward was moved back to the leadoff position. Fredi Gonzalez's quote was "we are going to try it for a while." He's certainly more of a middle of the order bat, but all the numbers say Heyward is the best choice...
Via Fox Sports South
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Heyward returns to leadoff spot for Braves

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has moved right fielder Jason Heyward back into the leadoff spot in hopes of jump-starting the team's struggling offense. The Braves, who have lost 11 of 13 to fall five games behind NL East-leading Washington, have scored the third-fewest runs in the majors. Their 26 runs scored this month rank last. Gonzalez said he has no...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Caray: Braves control fate despite skid; Heyward emerging as leader

FOXSportsSouth.com checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to discuss the latest surrounding the Braves. FOXSPORTSSOUTH.COM: The Braves come on after a forgettable road trip of eight straight losses. Down in the division, they get the Nationals at home this weekend. After winning 20 of 29 in the series and four of 13 at Turner Field, Atlanta is at least a position to make...
Via Fox Sports South
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves lose fifth straight in Heyward's return

With a walk-off win in the 12th inning, the San Diego Padres handed the Atlanta Braves their fifth straight loss on what proved to be an emotional day in franchise history, beginning first and foremost with the passing of longtime Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren. On the field, though, the Braves' 3-2 loss puts them farther back in the NL East and wildcard standings as their...
Via Fox Sports South
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Jason Heyward now aiming for Saturday return

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday by the score of 2-1. The loss dropped the Braves to 58-51, a game and a half behind the Nationals in the National League East. An offense which has struggled all season, managed nine hits off Clayton Kershaw, but only a run and struck out nine times. The Braves were without Jason Heyward for the third straight game...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Andrelton Simmons, Jason Heyward, Jonny Venters

Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is playing through shoulder soreness, and he will continue to play. In addition, outfielder Jason Heyward has not played since leaving Monday night's game with back soreness, and he will likely miss at least Thursday's series finale at the Dodgers. Pitcher Jonny Venters has begun a throwing program, but it is unclear if he will...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Jason Heyward out with sore back

The Atlanta Braves entered Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 58-48 record, tied for first in the National League East with the Washington Nationals. With the battle for the division likely to come down to the wire, the Braves need to pick up the offensive which is ranked 23rd in the Major Leagues in runs scored. One key member of the lineup, Jason Heyward...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Jason Heyward exits with back soreness

Jason Heyward left Monday’s afternoon game with what the team is callng lower back soreness, according to #452538164 / gettyimages.com" target="_blank">David O'Brien of AJC.com. Ryan Doumit replaced Heyward in right field and five-hole in the lineup. Heyward went hitless in one at bat as he grounded out to Yonder Alonso in the second inning.#Braves say...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Heyward leaves game with back soreness

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward left Monday’s game against the San Diego Padres with lower back soreness. Heyward grounded out to first base in the bottom of the second inning during his only at-bat of the game. He was then replaced by Ryan Doumit in right field. Jason Heyward left this afternoon's game with lower back soreness. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 28...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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