Braves Heyward to Start in the Minors

Because of the worsening condition with Jason Heyward's shin splints, the Braves have opted to keep their young superstar in extended spring training and they send him to triple-A Gwinnett before he makes his Major League debut. This announcement came only one week after the team announced that Heyward had made the Major League squad, but the team decided to err on the side of caution.

Team President John Schuerholz had this comment about Heyward, "shins, balls, nuts, we have to have all of him healthy, we don't want to any part of him injured when he plays his first Major League game. We went through that last year with [Jordan] Schafer."

At least for now it looks like Atlanta fans will have to wait to see the future of the team for another few weeks.

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