Jason Heyward RUMORS & NEWS

  • Extension still possible for Jason Heyward, Braves

    Fansided "Coming off of having just extended Freddie Freeman, Julio Teheran, and Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren went on Front Office on MLB Network Radio to discuss another player that got an extension. Jason Heyward signed a two-year extension in early February worth $13.3..." February 16

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Heyward reported to camp today. A couple weeks ago, he confirmed he will again wear the protective guard on his batting helmet.

  • Braves Sign Jason Heyward To Two-Year Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweets that Heyward's deal will pay him $13.3MM over the next two seasons. The Braves have issued a press release to announce the signing of right fielder Jason Heyward to a two-year contract. The contract, which covers the 2014-15 seasons, prevents Heyward and the..." February 04

  • Braves heading to arbitration with three of their best players

    CBSSports.com "The Atlanta Braves are heading to salary arbitration with their three most high-profile arb-eligible players: All-Stars Craig Kimbrel, Freddie Freeman and Jason Heyward. The deadline to exchange figures for salary arbitration was earlier Friday, and though clubs and their respective..." January 19

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    The #Braves have activated Jason Heyward. He will lead off and play center today.

  • Heyward takes next step toward return: BP against a pitcher

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The slumping Braves want badly to get Jason Heyward back atop their lineup and took unusual measures Wednesday to enable him to take the next step in his return from a broken jaw. The Braves had minor league pitcher Mark Lamm fly to Washington from his home in Nashville just to throw about 30..." September 19

  • Braves Heyward back taking batting practice

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Twenty-three days after his jaw was broken in two places by a 90-mph fastball Braves slugger Jason Heyward was back on the field hitting Friday albeit hitting pitches thrown about 30 mph slower. Wearing a modified batting helmet with a guard attachment to protect the right side of his face..." September 14

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    Fredi said Heyward had his "hardware" removed today the braces/bands holding his jaw in place.

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    #Braves Heyward cleared to play catch and hit balls off tee

  • Jason Heyward has two plates placed in jaw following hit-by-pitch

    CBSSports.com "After taking a fastball to the jaw on Wednesday afternoon outfielder Jason Heyward had plates surgically placed at the two fracture points by Dr. Glenn Maron in Atlanta on Thursday the Braves announced. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks but could be done for the season. The pitch which was..." August 22

  • Jason Heyward out 4-6 weeks with broken jaw

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves’ short two-game series in New York wasn’t quite short enough. The team watched their dynamic young right fielder Jason Heyward get struck in the right jaw by a Jonathon Niese fastball in the sixth inning Wednesday giving the Braves another horrific-looking injury at Citi Field in their..." August 22

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    Heyward is getting up and walking off the field on his own. Trainer Jeff Porter by his side.

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Heyward fractured his right jaw when he was hit by the pitch this afternoon. Likely out 4-6 weeks. #Braves

  • Heyward leaves with strained neck muscle

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jason Heyward left Tuesday’s game against the Nationals in the first inning with a muscle strain in his neck. Heyward said he felt pain up the back of his neck to the top of his head as he backed away from the plate after fouling off the second pitch of the night from left-hander Gio..." August 07

  • Braves Heyward leaves game with strained muscle in neck

    CBSSports.com "Braves right fielder Jason Heyward had to be replaced in the early innings Tuesday night in Washington as he appeared to feel some pain in his neck after a swing in the first inning. He initially stayed in the game but was later replaced while on defense by Evan Gattis (who took left field while..." August 06

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Heyward is back in the lineup and playing CF tonight. #Braves

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    #Braves are optimistic about having Heyward and JUpton back in lineup Friday.

  • Heyward hopeful hamstring strain isn’t serious

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves right fielder Jason Heyward had to leave Thursday night’s game after he strained his right hamstring running the bases, but he said afterward he thinks he avoided a serious injury. “I felt something sore first, got a little tight, no pops, no pulls, tears, nothing of that (nature),”..." July 12

  • Jason Heyward leaves game with right hamstring strain

    CBSSports.com "Braves right fielder Jason Heyward left Thursday night's game against the Reds with a strained right hamstring, the club announced. We don't yet know the severity of the injury, as the Braves only said he'll be re-evaluated Friday. Heyward, 23, is hitting .227/.324/.371 with 13 doubles, seven..." July 11

  • Heyward drives in three as Braves defeat Royals 4-3

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "In the Braves’ first visit to Kauffman Stadium, Jason Heyward turned in a memorable performance for a sizable contingent of Braves fans who showed up for the event. Then Craig Kimbrel brought their hearts into their throats. Heyward put the Braves ahead with a two-run double in the fifth..." June 26

  • Jason Heyward set to return to the foreign land of Turner Field

    MLB.com "As we count down the hours before Jason Heyward returns to the Braves lineup for tonight’s series opener against the Dodgers, can somebody please kindly remind me how to get from Sandy Springs to Turner Field? The Braves have played just six home games since Heyward was placed on the disabled..." May 17

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    #Braves Heyward won't join team in Arizona, might be ready to come off DL on Friday to start homestand.

  • Heyward a ‘little sore’ after first rehab game

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "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..." May 11

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    Atlanta Braves @Braves

    Jason Heyward will head to ATL after today's game. Will begin rehab with Gwinnett tomorrow at 10:35 and join GWI in Scranton for the weekend

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    Tim Kurkjian @Kurkjian_ESPN

    Jason Heyward took BP on the field for the first time since surgery. Reported no issues. He has been out two weeks, but is getting closer

  • Heyward hoping to return earlier than month’s end

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jason Heyward has been walking on the treadmill and riding a stationary bike for the past two days and feeling more encouraged a week into his recovery from an emergency appendectomy. Heyward thought it might be late May before he was able to return but now he’s hoping for sooner. “I hope I don’t..." May 02

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    #Braves Heyward (appendectomy) says he hopes to return no later than end of May but won't risk rushing back

  • Braves’ Heyward has appendectomy in Denver

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves right fielder Jason Heyward underwent an appendectomy Monday night at a Denver hospital, the team announced just before 1 a.m. Eastern time. Recovery for appendix surgery is typically 2-3 weeks for baseball players, although Matt Halladay of the Cardinals and Adam Dunn of the White Sox..." April 23

  • Braves’ Jason Heyward placed on DL after appendectomy in Denver

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jason Heyward figured he had something worse than a stomach virus when he could no longer lay on his side late Monday afternoon. A few hours later, the Braves right fielder underwent an emergency appendectomy at a Denver hospital. The laprascopic procedure was successful and manager Fredi..." April 23

  • Braves J-Up searing, J-Hey scuffling

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "I was leaving Marlins Park late Monday night when one of security guards who’s been with the team quite a while said to me, “Well, at least we don’t have to worry about facing Chipper tomorrow.” When I asked what he meant, he said, “He’s retired. He used to kill the Marlins.” Then I..." April 10

  • Chipper: Heyward, Freeman face different challenges as young “faces of franchise”

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman watched Braves icon Chipper Jones handle the “face of the franchise” role seemingly with ease in recent years. He knocked out the various unwritten duties of that post effortlessly, including dealing with the media during good and bad times, all while he fought..." March 16

  • Could The 2013 Braves Have Baseball's First All-20/20 Outfield?

    Talking Chop "The Braves' outfield of Justin Upton, B.J. Upton, and Jason Heyward is perhaps the most exciting trio in baseball. All three possess a rare combination of power and speed. In fact, each one already has at least one 20-homer/20-steal season on his resume. Granted, 20/20 seasons are a lot more..." March 15

  • Braves say Heyward’s sore shoulder not serious

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jason Heyward and “sore shoulder” in the same sentence causes some consternation among Braves fans, many of whom remember a shoulder injury undermined the right fielder’s second season in 2011. But after Heyward was scratched from the lineup Monday against Washington for a sore right shoulder,..." March 12

  • Braves slugger Heyward works on bunting for hits

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves right fielder Jason Heyward hit a line-drive home run to left-center off of Jordan Zimmermann in the first inning Friday against the Nationals. That's not unexpected for Heyward, who entered Friday tied with six other players for the Grapefruit Lead in home runs. More surprising Heyward's..." March 02

  • Heyward looks to build on eye-opening season

    MLB.com "It was easy to understand why Jason Heyward escaped a frustrating 2011 season with motivation to alter his swing and dedicate himself to an intense conditioning program. His decision to remain dedicated to this rigorous program after an impressive 2012 season simply enhanced visions of him living..." February 21

  • Braves' Heyward excited, ready to play

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "He's entering his fourth year in the majors, but really this is the first time Jason Heyward has had what could be considered a normal offseason. Before his 2010 rookie year in 2010, he was just 20 years old with no big-league experience and only 50 games (208 plate appearances) above the..." January 31

  • Heyward, Medlen will get big raises in arbitration

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jason Heyward could get at least a six-fold increase in his first year of arbitration eligibility, and Braves teammate Kris Medlen also figures to receive a similarly major bump in salary in his first time up for arbitration. Heyward and Medlen are among six Braves eligible for arbitration,..." January 17

  • Braves Extension Analysis: Jason Heyward

    Talking Chop "This is the second in my series on possible extensions for the Braves' young core players. In the first post, I projected that Martin Prado should get a bit more than Dan Uggla got for his extension, or around $12.5 million per year (the TC readers' consensus: about $12M/year, give or take a..." January 03

  • Heyward racking up homers

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "While Jason Heyward has seen his all-around game get back to the level of his standout rookie season in 2010, he's putting up some eye-popping home run numbers. Heyward had hit two home runs in the Braves past three games entering Sunday to give him a career-high 27 on the season, nine more..." September 17

  • Heyward, Minor lead Braves in much-needed win

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jason Heyward made himself at home again Saturday at AT&T Park, and Mike Minor showed again that he's the most improved Braves pitcher since the beginning of the season. Heyward hit a three-run homer in the third inning and Minor allowed only two hits before the seventh inning of a 7-3 win..." August 26

  • Heyward using speed to Braves advantage

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Manager Fredi Gonzalez marveled at it during the Braves recent homestand. And it was pretty well on display last night in the series opener against the Phillies. Jason Heyward is a threat to score, simply standing on first base. By my tally, Heyward has scored from first base five times in the..." August 07

  • Outfield assists piling up for Heyward

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "When Jason Heyward gunned down Rick Ankiel at second base Friday night it was his career-high sixth outfield assist of the season and his third in nine games. He nailed Jason Kubel at the plate to save Jair Jurrjens a run on Thursday night, and nabbed Mark Teixeira at home to save Tim Hudson a run..." July 01

  • Heyward named NL player of the week

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves outfielder Jason Heyward was named National League player of the week on Monday after hitting a scorching .522 (12-for-23) in six games, with three doubles, three home runs and five RBIs. Heyward led the league last week in batting average and slugging percentage (1.130) and was fourth..." June 26

  • For now, Gonzalez likes Heyward in bottom half of order

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves' best hitter in June bats seventh most of the time, and manager Fredi Gonzalez has no imminent plans to move Jason Heyward higher in the order. "He's been fine [where he is], and you kind of want to split up the left-handers," Gonzalez said before Friday's series opener against the..." June 23

  • Braves hit five HRs (two by J-Hey) in 10-5 win over Yankees

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "To illustrate how skillfully Jason Heyward has handled all manner of pitches lately, Braves teammate Freddie Freeman pointed not just to the two-run homer Heyward hit on a slider from Yankees left-hander Boone Logan in the eighth inning Tuesday, but a pitch he fouled off on an earlier..." June 21

  • Home Runs Abound As Heyward And Braves Batter Yankees 10-5

    Talking Chop "It was a hot day in New York, with temperatures reaching up to 100 degrees on the diamond, and baseballs carrying like crazy. The Braves and the Yankees combined for 9 home runs, tying an MLB season-high for most in a single game. Fortunately for Atlanta, they came out on top, thanks in large part..." June 20

  • Heyward, Simmons help Braves end Yankees' streak

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "On a night when Atlanta's retiring third baseman had a tough error that cost a run and its veteran pitcher labored through five innings, it was youth that served a 4-3 win for the Braves against the sizzling New York Yankees. Rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons drove in two runs and fellow..." June 20

  • Heyward homers twice as Braves complete sweep in Miami

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Martin Prado makes his offseason home in Miami, and Thursday night he and Jason Heyward helped the Braves complete an entirely satisfying visit to the city. Prado's two-run homer in the sixth inning gave the Braves their first lead of the night, then they poured it on with six runs in the..." June 08

  • Sveum insists no 'malicious' intent on plunking Heyward

    Chicago Tribune "Plate umpire Chris Conroy issued warnings to both teams after Braves pitcher Eric O'Flaherty plunked David DeJesus in the seventh inning, after Jeff Samardzija hit Jason Heyward in the back in the top of the inning. Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez argued, and was ejected by Conroy. The Cubs..." May 08

  • Heyward hits deep homer to stay hot vs. lefties

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Not much will be as majestic as Jason Heyward's home run into the Braves bullpen on Opening Day his rookie season. But he took another joy ride to right field on Sunday afternoon on a shot 392 feet down the line, landing in the second tier of seats in the lower level. "That was pretty good..." April 16