Heyward says recovery going in 'right direction' - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Heyward says recovery going in 'right direction'

Posted: Updated:

By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) - Jason Heyward says his recovery is "going in the right direction" after taking batting practice for the second straight day.

Heyward is wearing a protective flap on his helmet and a mouthpiece as protection for his surgically-repaired jaw, which was fractured when he was hit by a pitch from the Mets' Jonathon Niese on Aug. 21.

The outfielder showed more power in his swings before Atlanta's game against San Diego on Saturday than he did on Friday. He pulled a pitch high off the right-field foul pole for a homer.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez says Heyward could be sent to the Braves' Instructional League in Florida next week. The Braves hope to have Heyward back with the team and playing right field before the end of the regular season.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Braves newsMore>>

  • Teheran earns 10th win as Braves top Padres 5-3

    Teheran earns 10th win as Braves top Padres 5-3

    Freddie Freeman had three hits and an RBI, Julio Teheran earned his 10th win and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Ordisamer Despaigne's control problems to beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Saturday night.
    Freddie Freeman had three hits and an RBI, Julio Teheran earned his 10th win and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Ordisamer Despaigne's control problems to beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Saturday night.
  • Braves option Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett

    Braves option Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett

    The Atlanta Braves have optioned infielder Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett and recalled second baseman Phil Gosselin from Gwinnett.
    The Atlanta Braves have optioned infielder Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett and recalled second baseman Phil Gosselin from Gwinnett.
  • Rookie road king Hahn hurls Padres past Braves 5-2

    Rookie road king Hahn hurls Padres past Braves 5-2

    Rookie Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves.
    Rookie Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices