Braves growing impatient with Jason Heyward?

ESPN.com is reporting that teammates of young Braves outfielder Jason Heyward are starting to get frustrated with his prolonged absence. Heyward, who has been on the disabled list since May 22, has stated he will not return until he feels his shoulder is completely healed. Meanwhile, veterans are taking note and it is setting up for an awkward locker room environment if he does not return soon.

"What Jason needs to realize is that Jason at 80 percent is a force, and Jason at 80 percent is better than a lot of people in this league," Chipper Jones said. "And that there are a bunch of his teammates that are out there playing with discomfort and not healthy, and still going at it."

The Braves have never been an organization to let clubhouse issues spill over into the public, but it looks like some of the veterans want to wake up the sleeping giant. 

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