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Braves | Jason Heyward to begin rehab assignment

Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (appendix) will play with Triple-A Gwinnett Thursday, May 9, and he will also play this weekend. It's unclear how long his rehab assignment will last, but he took batting practice for the third day in a row Wednesday, May 8, and also did some running.

Fantasy Tip: This is definitely good news for Heyward owners. If he doesn't have a setback this weekend, it's very possible that Heyward could be activated from the disabled list and return to action next week. Jordan Schafer, Reed Johnson and even Evan Gattis will lose considerable playing time when Heyward returns. Gattis is the biggest loser for fantasy owners, but Fredi Gonzalez will attempt to find time for him whenever he can. If you have other needs in mixed leagues, we wouldn't blame you if you dropped Gattis.

2013-05-08 11:33:30 | Source: MLB.com - Tony Meale

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