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Braves' Heyward Has Jaw Surgery

Braves_Jason_Heyward_1Having dealt with plenty of injuries this season, the Atlanta Braves vowed to move on after losing Jason Heyward.

The outfielder had surgery Thursday on his broken right jaw after being struck by a pitch. The team has not said how long he will be out, but he could miss the rest of the regular season.

Atlanta has a commanding lead in the NL East and hopes Heyward will recover in time for the playoffs.

"We lost a big piece, but teams lose that a lot of times," manager Fredi Gonzalez said in St. Louis, where the Braves began a four-game series against the Cardinals. "We've got plenty of candidates."

Source: ESPN



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