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MRI reveals bruise for Braves' Heyward

Updated: June 29, 2010, 2:52 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- After weeks of battling an injury that would not heal, Braves rookie Jason Heyward has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a deep bone bruise in his left thumb.

The injury was revealed in an MRI exam Monday.

The Braves announced the move following their 5-0 win over the Washington Nationals. Heyward was held out of the Braves' starting lineup for the third straight game.

"We're doing the best thing, I believe," Heyward said after the game. "Right now ...

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