Denver, CO (Sports Network) - The Atlanta Braves placed outfielder Jason
Heyward on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, but got a boost as first baseman
Freddie Freeman returned to the starting lineup for the opener of a
doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies.
Freeman was batting .412 with one home run and seven RBI through five games
before a strained oblique muscle forced the fourth-year slugger to land on
Heyward, meanwhile, underwent successful appendectomy surgery on Monday night
at Rose Medical Center in Denver. The 23-year-old outfielder is hitting .121
with two home runs and five RBI in 17 games this season.
Infielder Tyler Pastornicky was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to replace
Heyward on the roster after batting .351 with six doubles and seven RBI over
18 games with Gwinnett this season.
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