Braves Heyward has apendectomy

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 7:06 AM
Last updated 7:08 AM
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DENVER — Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward has had an appendectomy.

The team announced the news late Monday night, long after Atlanta’s game at Colorado was postponed because of snow and rescheduled as part of a split doubleheader Tuesday.

In a two-sentence press release, the Braves say Heyward had surgery Monday night at Rose Medical Center in Denver. There was no indication of how long he might be out of the lineup.

The 23-year-old slugger is off to a slow start this season, batting .121 with two homers and five RBIs. Still, the Braves have a 13-5 record that is tied with the Rockies for the best in baseball.

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David Parker 04/23/13 - 08:44 am
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Carry on my Heyward Son!!!!

Carry on my Heyward Son!!!!

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 04/23/13 - 10:06 am
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Two rookies from georgia in

Two rookies from georgia in 2010. Heyward and Posey. Wow. What a difference.

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Riverman1 04/23/13 - 10:38 am
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Let's hope they got rid of

Let's hope they got rid of Jason's slump along with his appendix.

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rmwhitley 04/23/13 - 11:53 am
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I'm glad
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that Heyward found out his need for an apendectomy and had it done but please don't confuse him with a slugger. Francour is a slugger compared to Heyward.

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