Heyward, who is currently slated to play three rehab games, went 1-for-3 with a double, walk and a run.
"The last couple days, he felt good," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said on mlb.com. "He's going to take his time, whether it's three days or four games or six to 12 at-bats. I want to make sure his legs are good, because you'd hate to rush him back."
Gwinnett is on the road until Tuesday before coming back for an off day Wednesday and home games starting Thursday, just down the road from Atlanta.
Starting pitcher Brandon Beachy, who is recovering from a strained left oblique, will also make his first rehab start in Gwinnett on Thursday. He is expected to throw 70-80 pitches in his first start and 100 in the next.
Injured center fielder Nate McLouth is still a few days away from beginning his rehab assignment, but he is still taking cuts in simulated games.
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