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Heyward won't try to play in All-Star game

ATLANTA (AP) — Injured Atlanta Braves rookie Jason Heyward says he won't try to play in the All-Star game.

Heyward is second among NL outfielders in the fan voting results that were released on Tuesday.

The right fielder was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday night with a deep bone bruise in his left thumb. He was wearing a new cast on his thumb Tuesday.

Heyward will be eligible to come off the DL during the All-Star break from July 12-14. He said if he can't play for the Braves before then, he won't jeopardize his status for the second half by trying to play in the All-Star game.

Heyward said he appreciates the fan support and would like to go to Anaheim for the All-Star festivities.