Heyward wreaking havoc on Turner Field fans!

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heyward grinning.jpgBraves rookie Jason Heyward continued his attack on the National League Sunday, pegging a four-year-old boy with a batting practice home run just hours before first pitch.  He’s a dangerous, dangerous man.  A slugger on the loose.  Dave O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the story.

All is well — the boy only suffered a bump on his head, a bump he’ll probably never forget.  But Jason Heyward must be stopped.  From car windows to the hearts of fans of ever other National League team, Heyward won’t cease until he has crushed them all.  And now he has turned on the Atlanta faithful.

OK, enough of that.  I don’t want to yap my way into the rath of Cool Papa Craig.  Heyward, 20, has a stellar .383 on-base percentage, .564 slugging percentage, seven home runs and 20 RBI through just 24 games this season.  Oh, and that boy?  He also got an autographed ball from the rookie sensation.

The Phillies signed Danny Espinosa to a minor league deal

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Scott Lauber of the Philly Inquirer reports that the Phillies have agreed to terms with infielder Danny Espinosa. He’ll report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

This will be Espinosa’s fourth organization this year, as he has spent time under contract with the Yankees, Blue Jays and Dodgers in 2018, being released by all three teams after a few weeks. He last appeared in the big leagues in 2017, hitting a mere .173/.245/.278 in 93 games for the Angels, Mariners and Rays. He hit 20 homers a couple of times way back in the day, though, and I guess that — and the humility to accept minor league assignments — will earn you shots if you’re a good guy and you’re in decent shape.