The good news first. Jason Heyward won’t require surgery on the thumb that has been bothering him since injuring it sliding into third on May 14th. The bad news? Heyward has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and will have the thumb put in a cast tomorrow for a week.
An MRI this morning revealed a deep bone bruise and a strain at the base of a ligament in the thumb where it attached to the bone. I’m not considering this to actually be bad news. Heyward has needed the extended rest for the thumb for quite awhile and hopefully this will get him through down the stretch. It won’t be until the extended rest of the offseason that the injury fully heals. Matt Diaz will be activated off of the disabled list to take Heyward’s spot on the roster.
The Braves also indicated that Kenshin Kawakami would be heading to the bullpen when Jair Jurrjens is activated from the disabled list to make his first start since April on Wednesday.
Tags: Disabled List, Jason Heyward, Kawakami to Bullpen, Kenshin Kawakami
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