The Braves said Heyward’s jaw has been stabilized, and he was to return to Atlanta on Wednesday night in advance of the operation. How much time Heyward will be sidelined is expected to be announced after the operation, but MLB.com estimated he would be out for 4-6 weeks.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez said before the opener of Tuesday’s day-night doubleheader against Colorado that there was no set timetable for Heyward’s return. The Braves recalled infielder Tyler Pastornicky from Triple A Gwinnett to fill Heyward’s roster spot.
Out of all the positions proudly displaying young talent, the outfield positions probably garner the most attention. With a plethora of young stars including Jason Heyward of the Braves, Jay Bruce of the Reds, Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates and many more, the outfield has plenty of speed, power, and razzle-dazzle to keep you glued to your TV set.