He's Back

ATLANTA (AP) - Rookie right fielder Jason Heyward has been
activated from the 15-day disabled list and is in the Braves'
starting lineup against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Heyward is returning from a left thumb injury that prevented him
from starting in Tuesday's All-Star game.

Shortstop Brandon Hicks was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.
The Braves also placed left-hander Eric O'Flaherty on the 15-day
disabled list with a viral infection. The move is retroactive to
July 10. Left-hander Mike Dunn was recalled from Gwinnett.

Meanwhile, shortstop Alex Gonzalez, acquired from Toronto on
Wednesday in a trade that sent Yunel Escobar to the Blue Jays, was
listed as the No. 7 hitter in Atlanta's lineup. Gonzalez arrived in
time for a team meeting before batting practice.


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