During offseasons, Fowler, an Atlanta native, has worked out with many Braves players, and he and Heyward honed their swings together this offseason.
"I just told him anything he needs, I got," Fowler said. "I've known Jason for a long time. It's unfortunate. I'm praying for him."
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