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Jason Heyward | Outfielder

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Jason Heyward (thumb) is back in the Braves' starting lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.
Heyward hasn't played since he was hit in the left thumb by a pitch last Wednesday, but he's ready to give it a go. He'll bat fifth against Bucs starter Gerrit Cole. Sep 23 - 3:12 PM

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Jason Heyward (thumb) remains out of the Braves' lineup Monday against the Pirates.

Heyward hasn't played since he was hit in the left thumb by a pitch last Wednesday. It was reported Sunday that he was still unable to grip a bat, so fantasy owners would do well to have a backup plan this week.
Sep 22 - 5:56 PM

Jason Heyward is unable to grip a bat well enough to hit due to swelling in his left thumb.

Heyward hasn't played since Wednesday due to the injury, and it doesn't sound like he's on the verge of returning. Emilio Bonifacio is handling right field on Sunday in Heyward's place.
Sep 21 - 12:10 PM

Jason Heyward (thumb) remained out of the Braves' lineup Sunday.

He hasn't played since suffering a left thumb injury on Wednesday. Heyward remains day-to-day, but there's been no indication as to when he might return to the lineup. Emilio Bonifacio is handling right field on Sunday.
Sep 21 - 10:25 AM

Jason Heyward (thumb) is not in the Braves' lineup Friday.

Heyward exited Wednesday's game with a left thumb injury, and although X-rays came back clean, the thumb is still swollen. He's listed as day-to-day and could be available as a defensive replacement Friday. Ryan Doumit is in right field in Heyward's place.
Sep 19 - 3:23 PM

X-rays on Jason Heyward's left thumb came back negative.

Heyward left in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game after the thumb, which has caused him problems previously this season, acted up. It appears he's day-to-day for now, but his status should be clearer when he shows up to the ballpark Friday.
Sep 17 - 10:25 PM

Jason Heyward left Wednesday's game against the Nationals with an apparent injury.

Heyward didn't show any signs of injury, but in a two-run game that the Braves desperately needed to win he was pinch-hit for in the eighth inning. He's dealt with a recurring thumb injury at points this season. The Braves will hopefully update his situation shortly. Jose Constanza replaced him in right field.
Sep 17 - 9:47 PM

Jason Heyward went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Nationals.

All three of Heyward's hits were singles, with two coming after starter Stephen Strasburg exited. The stolen base was his 18th of the season, three shy of his career high of 21 set in 2012. The 25-year-old is hitting .276/.355/.395 overall this year.
Sep 10 - 7:24 PM

Jason Heyward started off Wednesday's win against the Mets with a lead-off home run, his only hit in four at-bats.

Heyward greeted Zack Wheeler rudely, slugging the right-hander's third pitch over the fence to the opposite field. The Braves outfielder now has 11 home runs on the season with 53 RBI and a .270/.351/.391 slash line.
Aug 27 - 10:18 PM

Jason Heyward went 3-for-4 with a lead-off home run and a sacrifice fly as the Braves defeated the Pirates on Monday.

Heyward sparked the Braves' six-run top of the first inning with a lead-off home run off of Vance Worley. Despite a recent slump, Heyward has been hitting better in the second half, batting .322 (29-for-90). Overall, he has a mediocre .268/.351/.389 slash line with 10 home runs and 47 RBI.
Aug 18 - 10:26 PM

Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 against the Mariners on Tuesday.

While it was just a pair of singles, we're keeping an eye on Heyward to make sure his back doesn't flare up again. He had missed four games before returning on Saturday, and it looks like he's no worse for the wear. Since returning from the minor injury, he's 7-for-13 with a double and a triple in three games. On the year, he's slashing .267/.355/.393.
Aug 6 - 1:19 AM

Jason Heyward went 3-for-4 with a double, triple, stolen base and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

Heyward hit an RBI triple, his third triple of the season, in the seventh, and his double in the ninth off Padres closer Joaquin Benoit led to the game-tying run. He also stole his 13th base of the season in the loss. A strong month of July has Heyward's line quietly climbing, as the 24-year-old is now batting .267/.355/.393 on the year.
Aug 3 - 10:43 PM

Jason Heyward (back) was back in the Braves lineup on Saturday.

Heyward had missed three in a row with back soreness, but he was apparently feeling good enough to give it a go on Saturday. It appears that the few days of rest were more of a precautionary measure than anything resembling a DL concern. Deploy Heyward as you normally would in your lineups.
Aug 2 - 7:38 PM

Jason Heyward (back) is hoping to return to the Braves' lineup on Saturday.

Heyward has sat out three straight games with a sore back, but he started to feel some relief on Thursday. He'll hope to play in the final two games of the weekend series in San Diego.
Aug 1 - 8:44 AM

Jason Heyward (back) is expected to be out of the Braves lineup until Friday at the earliest.

His back soreness has kept him out of two straight games, and Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he'll likely give Heyward another day off Thursday to get right. "We talked about it today and he’s still not feeling well," Gonzalez said of Heyward. "If he comes in tomorrow and he’s not feeling well, I’m not doing it, I’m not running him in there." Even with the days off, a DL stint doesn't appear to be in the cards for Heyward at this point.
Jul 30 - 10:40 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
3Christian Bethancourt
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
2Ryan Doumit
CF1B.J. Upton
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Jose Constanza
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Aaron Harang
5Alex Wood
6Brandon Beachy
7Kris Medlen
8Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Shae Simmons
5Anthony Varvaro
6James Russell
7David Hale
8Luis Avilan
9Juan Jaime
10Chasen Shreve
11Gus Schlosser
12Aaron Northcraft
13Ian Thomas
14Jonny Venters