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MLB notebook: Braves' Heyward out for season with broken jaw

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Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, 8:18 p.m.
 

• Braves outfielder Jason Heyward was struck in the right jaw by a Jonathan Niese pitch in a scary moment during the sixth inning of Wednesday's Braves-Mets game and was to be taken to a local hospital for X-rays, which showed that Heyward's jaw is fractured in two places. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported he will miss the rest of the regular season. Heyward is batting .254 with 13 homers and 37 RBI.

• Alex Rodriguez said he's cutting off all non-baseball talk after a wild weekend of accusations and retaliations on and off the field. Rodriguez was not in the Yankees' lineup Wednesday night, a day after playing both games of a doubleheader. The three-time MVP said he wants to put the focus solely on baseball while the Yankees make a push for a spot in the playoffs.

• Yankees captain Derek Jeter's report to the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday night to play at least two games before potentially rejoining the Yankees this weekend in Tampa, manager Joe Girardi said.

• First baseman David Ortiz left the Red Sox's 12-1 victory over the Giants in the fifth inning Wednesday because of tightness in his lower back.

• The Phillies signed free-agent outfielder Roger Bernadina, who batted .178 with two homers and six RBI in 85 games with the Nationals this year.

• Mike Shannon, 74, the former Cardinals third baseman who has been a popular radio broadcaster for the team for more than 40 years, is recovering after heart surgery.

— Wire reports

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