Center fielder Nate McLouth was cleared by Braves doctors Tuesday to begin a minor league rehabilitation assignment Friday in Triple-A Gwinnett. McLouth has been out since June 9 when he suffered a concussion colliding with Jason Heyward in the outfield in Arizona.
His headaches had subsided by last week but the last hurdle doctors wanted him to clear was being able to conquer the dizziness he was feeling when he took batting practice outdoors in the heat. McLouth saw improvement with that as last week went on and got the OK from doctors after an examination Tuesday in Atlanta.
If all goes well on the rehab assignment, McLouth could rejoin the Braves shortly after the All-Star break.