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Braves' Heyward won't play in ASG

Updated: July 10, 2010, 10:39 PM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward has decided not to play in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night.

Heyward has been hampered by a deep bone bruise on his left thumb for nearly two months.

Heyward, who was voted to start for the National League by fans, had a cast removed from his hand on July 4 and said he had hoped to participate in the Midsummer Classic.

That came less than a week after Heyward admitted he wouldn't try to play in the game.

Heyward joins Minnesota ...

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