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New York Mets catcher John Buck grabs Atlanta Braves Jason Heyward (R) after Heyward was hit by a pitch in the head during the sixth inning of their MLB National League baseball game at CitiField in New York on August 21, 2013. (Adam Hunger/REUTERS)

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Braves OF Heyward has surgery

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward had surgery Thursday, a day after being hit in the jaw with a pitch. Heyward had two plates surgically placed in his fractured jaw by Dr. Glenn Maron in Atlanta, the Braves announced. He is expected to miss four to six weeks, but could be out the rest of the season.

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