Last winter and at spring training, Braves general manager Frank Wren was asked if he would try to sign Jason Heyward to a long-term contract, as Tampa Bay did with Evan Longoria early in his rookie season and Milwaukee with Ryan Braun after his rookie year.

Last week, Wren was asked about a rumor that the Braves might consider trading Heyward after a disappointing, injury-plagued second season.

"We've never had one discussion about trading Jason Heyward," Wren said. "That's the furthest thing from our mind. That's never come up. Nobody's contemplated it."