Wednesday, June 15, 2011
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Jason Heyward comes and goes so quickly. But others are on his heels.
For the second time in the regular season, the Atlanta Braves right fielder played less than five games with the Gwinnett Braves. Before he even reached the big leagues, Heyward played just three regular season games with the Gwinnett Braves at the end of 2009. In 2011, he returned as a major league all-star right fielder recovering from an injury and stayed in the G-Braves garb for just two games. He returns to Atlanta just in time for his bobblehead night at Turner Field.
Heyward’s departure does not end the rehab carousel in Gwinnett. After Wednesday’s off day, the G-Braves return home to face co-leader in the International League’s South Division Durham and will get a few big leaguers in the lineup. Brandon Beachy will start on the mound today as he begins his rehab from a strained left oblique suffered May 14 and Nate McLouth joins Gwinnett to play in the outfield. McLouth has been on the DL since May 23 with the same injury hampering Beachy.
The Atlanta Braves activated Heyward on Wednesday from the disabled list ending his rehab with the G-Braves and sent Matt Young back to Gwinnett for another stint in Class AAA.
In his two games with Gwinnett, Heyward went 1-for-6 with a double and a run scored. He walked once and struck out once.
On the disabled list since May 22 with a sore right shoulder, Heyward left the Braves hitting .214 in 45 games, with seven home runs and 14 runs batted in.
Matt Young rejoins Gwinnett after 15 days with the Braves. In his second stint in the big leagues this season, Young appeared in 11 games, hitting .208 with a double and an RBI.