Good news for the Braves: A second MRI on outfielder Jason Heyward's right shoulder showed no structural damage.
"Just normal wear and tear of a normal major leaguer shoulder, some inflammation," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez told reporters, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien.
Heyward went on the disabled list Sunday with rotator cuff inflammation, and Gonzalez said Heyward should be able to return soon after he is eligible. He has been bothered by his shoulder since spring training, missing three games in May before finally being put on the DL.
After finishing second in Rookie of the Year voting last season, Heyward has felt the sophomore slump, hitting .214/.317/.407 with seven home runs in 161 plate appearances this season.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.