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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Heyward cleared for limited baseball

By Adam Rubin

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward, who fractured his jaw in two places when he was struck by a fastball from Jonathon Niese in New York on Aug. 21, has started limited baseball activities.

Heyward is now hitting off a tee and playing catch. He will use a helmet with a plastic guard to protect his jaw, according to Braves reporters.

Niese said he has not spoken with Heyward.

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— David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) September 3, 2013