Jason Heyward was out of Triple-A Gwinnett’s lineup Friday, a day after getting six plate appearances as a designated hitter in his first injury-rehab game since an emergency appendectomy.
“Little sore this morning,” Braves general manager Frank Wren said in an email. “Normal when getting up to game speed.”
Heyward had an April 22 appendectomy in Denver and resumed workouts after about 1-1/2 weeks of rest. He went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts and a walk for Gwinnett in a Thursday home game, then traveled with the G-Braves to Pennsylvania for a weekend series against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.