Now Commenting On:

Heyward resumes rehab after precautionary scratch

Braves outfielder goes 0-for-3, gets hit by pitch in Triple-A game

Heyward resumes rehab after precautionary scratch play video for Heyward resumes rehab after precautionary scratch

MOOSIC, Pa. -- Soreness subsided, Jason Heyward was back in the lineup for the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves on Saturday night.

In his second rehab start since his emergency appendectomy surgery on April 23, Heyward batted second and went 0-for-3 and was hit by a pitch in Gwinnett's 4-3 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

After his precautionary scratch on Friday, Heyward batted second as the designated hitter. His first at-bat came against Chien-Ming Wang, who led the American League in wins in 2006. He hit a slow roller up the first-base line, and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre first baseman Dan Johnson took it to the bag himself for the out.

He reached base for the second time in his rehab stint in the third, when he was hit by a pitch in the leg from Wang. The pitch struck well below his abdominal area, and he jogged to first base following the play.

Heyward hit the ball hard in his third at-bat, also off Wang. It forced second baseman Corban Joseph to make a fine defensive play, ranging to his right to grab the hot grounder and throw out Heyward at first.

His last at-bat came in the seventh, and he hit a routine ground ball to short, where Addison Maruszak threw him out.

Rain in the northeast Pennsylvania area forced the cancellation of outdoor batting practice, but Heyward hit for approximately 30 minutes in the visitor's indoor batting cage. He hit off a tee before Gwinnett hitting coach Jamie Dismuke mixed in some underhand tosses, as well as some overhand throws. 

In his first rehab game on Thursday, Heyward went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts and a walk.

Andrew Kappes is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español