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Jason Heyward Showing Signs of Making Turnaround

April 15th, 2013 at 11:21 AM
By Cody Fields

Jason Heyward may be hitting just .103, but the Atlanta Braves right fielder is showing signs of improvement at the plate and may be poised for a big week.

Heyward went 2-for-11 with a double and three walks in three games against the Washington Nationals. Those obviously aren't great numbers, but he did enter the series mired in an 0-for-26 slump.

Among the negatives, Heyward has seven strikeouts in just 12 games, but that hasn't happened since April 8. This means Heyward is putting the ball in play, even if it's right at people, like on April 10 when the Miami Marlins allowed him to reach twice on errors.

Heyward is also taking his walks with seven this season. That includes two walks in the Braves' comeback win on Friday night.

Add to that the fact of Jeremy Guthrie pitching for the Kansas City Royals when the series opens Tuesday. Heyward is 2-for-4 with a homer against him.

There's nothing to worry about with Heyward; we look forward to seeing him rake this week.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Jason Heyward, MLB

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