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No timetable for Jason Heyward’s return after concussion

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Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward is eligible to return from the seven-day concussion disabled list when the team hits the road on Tuesday, but manager Joe Maddon told reporters there’s no concrete timetable for his return to the field just yet. Heyward suffered a concussion after crashing into the wall on an attempted home run catch during last Sunday’s series finale against the Cardinals.

This is the first serious injury the veteran outfielder has sustained during the 2018 season, and obviously one that still requires a certain degree of caution. He’s batting an underwhelming .227/.315/.340 with six extra-base hits and a .656 OPS through his first 113 plate appearances of the season, a significant regression from the .293-average, 5.6-fWAR totals he posted several years ago.

In the absence of their starting right fielder, the Cubs will likely continue to roll with Kris Bryant and Ben Zobrist in the corner spot. Both players have impressed so far this spring; Bryant slashed .294/.433/.597 with seven homers and an NL-best 1.030 OPS in 150 PA, while Zobrist maintained a .309/.378/.420 batting line through 90 PA this spring, despite putting up just five extra bases and one home run so far. Heyward is still expected to travel with the team during their eight-game road trip, however, so he’ll be available to slot into the lineup just as soon as the team feels he’s ready to do so.

Ronald Acuña Jr. reaches rare home run milestone

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Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. hit his 40th home run in today’s 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. In so doing he become only the third player to hit 40 homers at age 21 or younger, joining Hall of Famers Mel Ott and Eddie Matthews, who hit 42 and 47, respectively, before turning 22. Ott was only 20 in fact.

Home run marks are a dime a dozen this year, of course, so maybe you want to discount Acuña’s accomplishment. Even if you do, though, you can’t discount his wheels. He didn’t have a stolen base this afternoon but he does have 37 on the year and has over a week to swipe three more. If he does he’ll become a member of the exclusive 40/40 club. It’s only current members: Jose Canseco, Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez and Alfonso Soriano.

The Braves win clinches at least a tie for the NL East title. They’ll clinch the division outright if either they win or the Nationals lose tomorrow.