Jason Heyward injures hamstring
ATLANTA -- Jason Heyward left Atlanta's game against Cincinnati on Thursday night after straining his right hamstring on a slide at third base.
The Braves said Heyward will be re-evaluated on Friday.
Heyward reached on a throwing error by first baseman Joey Votto and advanced to third on Justin Upton's infield hit. Heyward was running from second base when he appeared to make a last-second decision to slide into third.
Heyward was safe on the play but remained on the ground at third base before getting to his feet and walking off the field, accompanied by manager Fredi Gonzalez. Reed Johnson replaced Heyward as a pinch runner.
Heyward, hitting .227 with seven homers and 21 RBIs, had an emergency appendectomy in April and missed 22 games.
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