Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:11:42 -0700
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (back) said Tuesday, July 29, that he is hopeful of returning to the lineup Wednesday, July 30. His back started getting sore Thursday, July 24, when pursuing a foul ball, and he was given the day off Tuesday.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:55:16 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (back) is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, July 29. He left the game Monday, July 28, with lower back soreness and is considered day-to-day.
Fantasy Tip: Remove Heyward from your daily leagues. Given his injury history, scouting a short-term replacement is advised.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:15:14 -0700
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (back) is listed as day-to-day after leaving the game early Monday, July 28, with lower back soreness.
Fantasy Tip: Heyward avoided serious injury, and he could return to the lineup as soon as tomorrow. Check back before you return him to your daily lineups, though.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:14:20 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (back) was removed from the game with "lower back soreness," Monday, July 28.
Fantasy Tip: The extent of his injury is not known at this time. Check back for updates on Heyward's condition.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:10:34 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton will remain in the leadoff spot for the foreseeable future, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez.
Fantasy Tip: The real beneficiary here is Jason Heyward, who will have additional RBI opportunities in the middle of the lineup. Upton will have an opportunity to utilize his speed more and should see an uptick in runs scored, but his overall fantasy value won't change significantly.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:50:03 -0700
Atlanta Braves 2B Tommy La Stella is hitting in the leadoff spot in the team's new-look lineup Wednesday, June 18, with OF Jason Heyward moved to the fifth spot against the Philadelphia Phillies. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he may give La Stella a long look in the top spot. La Stella is hitting .364 on the season. OF B.J. Upton and SS Andrelton Simmons are taking the day off.
Fantasy Tip: The move should boost La Stella's value slightly in the run-scoring category as the Braves look to take advantage of his contact and on-base skills. At this point, La Stella should be owned in the majority of leagues.
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 19:24:43 -0700
The Atlanta Braves have considered the possibility of recalling C Christian Bethancourt from Triple-A Gwinnett and moving C Evan Gattis to left field, which would move OF Jason Heyward to center field.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:11:19 -0700
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (hand) is considered day-to-day after X-rays on his injured hand came back negative.
Fantasy Tip: Heyward may need a few days off to rest his hand, but it does not appear like he will need to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:46:04 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (hand) left the game early Friday, June 13, after getting hit in the hand by a pitch.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 07:21:00 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward ended his 11-game hitting streak Sunday, June 8.