Updated:ATLANTA — 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.