Jason Heyward CF/RF ATL 3 Hrs

Jason Heyward (back) is expected to be out of the Braves lineup until Friday at the earliest.

His back soreness has kept him out of two straight games, and Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he'll likely give Heyward another day off Thursday to get right. "We talked about it today and he's still not feeling well," Gonzalez said of Heyward. "If he comes in tomorrow and he's not feeling well, I'm not doing it, I'm not running him in there." Even with the days off, a DL stint doesn't appear to be in the cards for Heyward at this point.

Jason Heyward CF/RF ATL 1 Day

Jason Heyward (back) is expected to return to the Braves' lineup on Wednesday or Thursday.

Heyward left Monday's game with lower back soreness and is sitting out on Tuesday, but it appears it's just a minor issue. Ryan Doumit is getting the start in right field Tuesday.

Jason Heyward CF/RF ATL 3 Days

Jason Heyward left Monday afternoon's series finale against the Padres with lower back soreness.

Heyward grounded out to first base in the bottom of the second inning in his only at-bat of the game. Ryan Doumit replaced him in right field. Heyward is day-to-day.

Jason Heyward CF/RF ATL 12 Days

Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Phillies.

Heyward had a solo homer off A.J. Burnett in the second inning and later added an RBI single in the fifth inning. He now has four straight multi-hit games. This has largely been an up-and-down season for the 24-year-old, but he's capable of big things when he's right.

Jason Heyward CF/RF ATL 22 Days

Jason Heyward went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two stolen bases in Tuesday's loss to the Mets.

Heyward had been struggling in recent days, but he managed to make his presence felt at the plate and on the basepaths Tuesday. The three-hit day was his first in over a month, and he hadn't stolen a base since May. It's been a disappointing first half for the 24-year-old, who's batting .247/.338/.366 overall.

Jason Heyward CF/RF ATL 1 Month

Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies.

Heyward, batting leadoff, was the only Brave to have multiple hits against Kyle Kendrick and the Phillies' bullpen. He was stranded after doubling in the third, and his fifth-inning single knocked in a run to put the Braves on the board. Through two and a half months, Heyward hasn't done a whole lot at the plate, slashing .254/.334/.384 with eight home runs, 27 RBI, and nine stolen bases.

Jason Heyward CF/RF ATL 2 Months

Jason Heyward (hand) will return to the Braves starting lineup on Saturday.

Heyward was forced to leave Friday's game after being hit by a pitch on his right hand. X-rays came back negative however, and he feels good enough to give it a go on Saturday.

Jason Heyward CF/RF ATL 2 Months

Jason Heyward was diagnosed with a right hand contusion and is considered day-to-day after x-rays came back negative on Friday.

Heyward was hit by a C.J. Wilson offering in the first inning of Friday's game. It looks as though he was able to avoid any significant injury though, and should return to the Braves starting lineup at some point over the weekend.

Jason Heyward CF/RF ATL 2 Months

Jason Heyward was removed from the second inning of Friday's game against the Angels after being hit by a pitch on his right hand.

It happened during Heyward's first at-bat, just two pitches into the game. He was able to stay in the game to run for himself, and played another two innings in the field, but was lifted for a pinch-hitter the next time his spot came around. He'll likely head for precautionary X-rays, and expect the team to have an update on his status shortly.

Jason Heyward CF/RF ATL 2 Months

Jason Heyward went 3-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and three runs scored as the Braves topped the Diamondbacks 5-2 on Friday.

Heyward is 16-for-43 with three homers, nine RBI, 10 runs scored and six walks during his current 10-game hitting streak. It was another slow start for him this year, but he's back looking like a top-20 fantasy outfielder now.