There may be no more exciting younger player in baseball than Atlanta’s Jason Heyward. However this year Heyward, only 21 years old, has struggled (.214, 7, 14). Heyward is currently on the 15-day Disable List. An MRI shows no structural damages in Heyward’s shoulder. Sources of said his should just show routine wear and tear.
Veteran Braves players want him back in the line up. Heyward has said he won’t play until he is 100% percent. Chipper Jones has expressed frustration when he commented to Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Heyward needs to realize how important he is to the Braves, even if he isn’t 100 percent. This would seem to be a very big issue inside the Braves locker room. They have a new manager and it will be interesting to see how he handles the situation. Stay tuned.