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Braves | Jason Heyward working his way back

Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (appendix) has been walking on a treadmill and riding a stationary bike for the last two days and is feeling much better. He's now hoping he'll return sooner than late May, and he's hoping to start taking dry swings Saturday, May 4, two days ahead of when he was scheduled to start baseball activities. He could add some catch and light running. "Everybody is telling me to take my time," Heyward said. "You'll know (when you're ready), but it's still not something to rush. You can end up having a hernia or oblique strain."

Fantasy Tip: The end of May still seems like a realistic target date to expect Heyward to return after undergoing an appendectomy. The Braves have no reason to rush him back this early in the season. Jordan Schafer and Reed Johnson will continue platooning in right field in the meantime.

2013-05-02 16:37:12 | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Carroll Rogers

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