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Braves | Jason Heyward takes BP

Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (jaw) took batting practice on the field Friday, Sept. 13, wearing a modified batting helmet with a guard to protect the right side of his face. There is no timetable for his return, but the team is hoping he can be back before the regular season ends Sept. 29. Heyward will face live pitching in the instructional league before then. He also shagged some fly balls in the outfield Friday. The metal plates put into his jaw will remain for the time being.

Fantasy Tip: Realistically, it's not worth holding onto Heyward for a week or less of action. Remember, he wasn't exactly tearing the cover off the baseball before being hit in the face, either, so don't expect him to go off in the final week while he's rusty.

2013-09-13 16:46:03 | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien

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