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Heyward to have sore thumb checked

Updated: June 26, 2010, 9:01 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Braves rookie Jason Heyward, in a 1-for-16 slump that has his batting average at its lowest point since the end of April, was limited to late-inning duty on Saturday and said he doesn't expect to play on Sunday.

Heyward has been bothered by a sore left thumb for more than a month and plans to see Braves team physician Dr. Gary Lourie on Monday.

"It hasn't gotten better in two months," Heyward said after Saturday's 4-3 win over Detroit.

Heyward entered the game in the ...

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