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Braves activate Diaz from DL

Updated: June 29, 2010, 5:08 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves have replaced one outfielder with a thumb injury for another returning from thumb surgery.

Matt Diaz has been activated from the 15-day disabled list. Diaz fills the roster spot vacated when rookie Jason Heyward was placed on the 15-day DL on Monday with a sore right thumb.

Heyward had the thumb placed in a cast on Tuesday. He is expected to remain in the cast for a week.

Diaz hit .313 with 13 homers for the Braves in 2009. Bothered by the sore right ...

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