Jason Heyward showed up to spring training with some added muscle, and the outfielder said that he will wear a protective guard on his batting helmet this season, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
At 24, it would be a good time to bet on Heyward taking a step forward in his development. The Braves recently locked him up through 2015, and if he could approach his 2012 numbers this season and next, he can expect a big payday in 2016. Improved performance at the plate would also bode well for the Braves' pennant hopes.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson
Tyler Johnson (ankle) was a limited in Tuesday's practice.
The news of Johnson being limited should not (yet) have an effect on fantasy teams. Johnson has a career game on Monday, scoring 26 points against the Suns but managed to tweak his ankle in the process. He's worth keeping an eye on and if he is able to string together a few more solid performances, Johnson could be worth a prospective add. Analysis: Keith Tro