Heyward will sit for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Dodgers. The Dodgers will start lefty Clayton Kershaw in the first game and righty Trevor Bauer in the second, so the Cubs are apparently saving the lefty-hitting Heyward for the nightcap. Kris Bryant will move to right field for the afternoon game.
Heyward is out of the lineup Friday against the Reds, Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The outfielder will sit against lefty starter Wade Miley. This is the first day off since April 21 for Heyward, who's hitting .203 on the season with just two hits in his last five games.
Heyward went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and two RBI in Thursday's win over Atlanta. Heyward is off to a bit of a slow start and this was his first multi-hit performance in two weeks. He should still play most days due to his strong defense in right, and after posting an .848 OPS in 2020, there is some reason to believe the 31-year-old will be able to pick up his level of production moving forward.
Heyward went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Saturday's loss to the Brewers. Heyward delivered a triple and three runs in Friday's game and kept up the solid production Saturday, posting his second home run of the season. The veteran outfielder won't jump off the page offensively but he can post some useful stats when he's locked in.
Heyward went 1-for-3 with two walks, a triple, an RBI and three runs scored in Friday's 15-2 win over the Brewers. Heyward was held out of the starting lineup Wednesday and Thursday, but he made his presence felt in his return. The veteran is valuable to the Cubs because of his strong defense in right field, so even though he's batting just .220 so far this season, he should find his way into the lineup most days moving forward, and offensive production like he provided Friday is an added bonus.