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Heyward headed to DL
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ATLANTA — Braves rookie Jason Heyward has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a deep bone bruise in his left thumb.
The injury was disclosed in an MRI on Monday.

The Braves announced the move following their 5-0 win over the Washington Nationals. Heyward was held out of the Braves' starting lineup for the third straight game.

Heyward's batting average has dropped to .251, the low mark for the rookie outfielder since April 30. He is in a 1-for-16 slump.

Heyward has 11 homers and 45 RBIs.
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