Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward has been sidelined since May 22nd with shoulder soreness. He said in the past – much to the delight of Chipper Jones – that he didn’t want to come back until he was 100%.
Well, he’s either back 100% or he got enough grief in the locker room about playing hurt, because the Braves have activated him off of the disabled list. He’ll start tonight against Dillon Gee of the New York Mets.
One would think that the Braves would be happy to have the young phenom back, but if he continues hitting .214, they’d probably just as soon have him on the DL. He does have seven HR’s though, so if he keeps hitting those, maybe you can tolerate the average. No, .214 blows, forget we said that.