It'll still be at least a week before Jason Heyward returns to the Atlanta Braves, but the outfielder says he has already adjusted to his new batting helmet's protective flap that covers the right side of his face to protect his formerly fractured jaw.
Heyward, who took batting practice with the Braves last weekend, will continue doing so in Washington and says he's used to the helmet and mouth guard he has to wear.
“I’m just focused on getting ready to play,” Heyward said on ajc.com. “I’m not thinking about the helmet, mouthpiece, anything.”
The instructional league began in Florida on Monday, but games don't start until Sept. 23. Heyward says he and the Braves haven't discussed anything in terms of a comeback timeline.
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