The 21-year-old Heyward has been on the disabled list since May 22 with a sore right shoulder, which had plagued him since Spring Training. He rehabbed the shoulder at the Braves' Spring Training complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Though he only went 1-for-7 for Triple-A Gwinnett, Heyward said his shoulder responded well.
Heyward is hitting .214 with seven home runs this year. He had just hit a hot streak – hitting .400 in the final eight games of April – before going 4-for-41 in May. He is expected to immediately bolster an ailing Atlanta offense.
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