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Cubs' Jason Heyward: Will no longer play for Cubs
General manager Jed Hoyer, according to Patrick Mooney of The Athletic, said Monday that Heyward (knee) will not play again this season nor for the Cubs any longer.
Heyward has one season left on the eight-year deal he signed with the Cubs back in December of 2015, but the veteran has had a tough couple years and does not fit into the Cubs' rebuilding plans, so the two sides will part ways at some point in the not-too-distant future. Heyward will turn 33 on Tuesday, and per Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com wants to continue playing, so he figures to get a shot with another club in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Heyward: No timeline to return
Heyward is still experiencing inflammation in his right knee and has no timeline for a return, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Heyward began light baseball activity July 10, though his knee apparently didn't respond well. He's been on the injured list since June 30 and likely won't be able to return until at least late August.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Heyward: Resumes light activities
Heyward (knee) was cleared Sunday to participate in light baseball activities and light running, Taylor McGregor of Marquee Sports Network reports.
The Cubs haven't indicated whether Heyward will eventually need a minor-league rehab assignment before being activated from the 10-day injured list, but since he's only doing light activities at this point, he doesn't look on track to return before the All-Star break. Heyward has been on the IL since June 30 with right knee inflammation.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Heyward: Lands on 10-day IL
Heyward (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, retroactive to June 27, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Heyward was slated to miss a fifth consecutive game Thursday, but he'll land on the injured list after being diagnosed with inflammation in his right knee. The 32-year-old has progressed slowly in his recovery over the last several days, and it's not yet clear when he'll be able to return from the injured list. Narciso Crook's contract was selected to provide additional outfield depth, at least until Seiya Suzuki (finger) is able to return.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Heyward: Sitting again Thursday
Heyward (knee) is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Reds, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Heyward will sit for the fifth consecutive game as he manages soreness in his right knee. The possibility of a stint on the injured list was mentioned Wednesday by manager David Ross, and the outfielder's continued absence Thursday only increases those odds.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Heyward: Still not starting
Heyward (knee) isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Reds.
Heyward is dealing with a sore right knee and will be out of the lineup for a fourth consecutive game. His injury hasn't improved much over the last few days, so manager David Ross indicated Wednesday that the outfielder could require an IL stint, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports. Nelson Velazquez will start in right field and bat sixth.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Heyward: Remains sidelined
Heyward (knee) will sit for the third straight game Tuesday against the Reds, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Heyward remains out while dealing with right knee soreness. Rafael Ortega will remain the starter in right field.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Heyward: Nursing knee issue
Heyward was held out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals due to a minor knee injury, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Heyward is on the bench Sunday for the second straight day against a right-handed pitcher, and his absence is apparently due to the injury. The 32-year-old will have Monday's scheduled off day to aid in his recovery before potentially missing more time.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Heyward: On bench Sunday
Heyward is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Heyward has a .336 OPS over his past 12 contests and finds himself on the bench Sunday for the second consecutive game. Rafael Ortega will shift to right field while Willson Contreras rests his legs as the designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Heyward: Not starting Saturday
Heyward isn't starting Saturday's game against the Cardinals.
Although right-hander Miles Mikolas is on the mound for the Cardinals on Saturday, Heyward will be out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games. Nelson Velazquez is starting in right field and batting ninth.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Heyward: Takes seat Thursday
Heyward is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's series finale against the Pirates.
Heyward will take a seat after he started seven straight games, going 4-for-23 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in those contests. Nelson Velazquez will replace him in right field and bat eighth Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Heyward: Takes seat Wednesday
Heyward isn't starting Wednesday against the Padres.
Heyward started in the last eight games, including two matchups against left-handed pitchers. During that time, he hit .250 with a homer, two doubles, five RBI and two runs. However, he'll get a breather Wednesday while Patrick Wisdom shifts to right field with P.J. Higgins starting at third base.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Heyward: Productive in defeat
Heyward went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and a walk in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Yankees.
Heyward went yard for the first time this season during Friday's matchup, and his fifth-inning solo blast provided the Cubs' only run during the low-scoring game. The 32-year-old is in the midst of a four-game hitting streak in which he's gone 6-for-15 with a homer, two doubles, four RBI and two runs.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Heyward: Riding pine in matinee
Heyward isn't starting the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Right-hander Johan Oviedo is starting for the Cardinals in Saturday's matinee, but Heyward will still retreat to the bench after he went 1-for-9 with two runs and a strikeout over the last three games. Rafael Ortega will start in right field and bat seventh.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Heyward: Scores twice in return
Heyward (illness) went 1-for-4 with two runs scored in Wednesday's extra-inning win over the Brewers.
Heyward was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list before the game after missing more than two weeks of action. The veteran outfielder played in right field Wednesday with Seiya Suzuki (finger) currently on the mend. When Suzuki returns, Heyward will likely shift back to center, where he'll contend with Rafael Ortega and rookie Christopher Morel for playing time. Even if Heyward continues to see regular action, his .549 OPS doesn't offer much hope for offensive production the rest of the way.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Heyward: Sits against left-hander
Heyward isn't in the lineup Thursday against the Cardinals.
Heyward returned to the lineup Wednesday against Milwaukee and went 1-for-4 with two runs and a strikeout, but he'll get a breather with left-hander Matthew Liberatore on the mound for the Cardinals. Clint Frazier will start in right field and bat seventh.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Heyward: Reinstated, starting Wednesday
Heyward (illness) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list and is starting Wednesday's game against the Brewers.
The 32-year-old spent over two weeks on the COVID-19 IL, but he was cleared to resume baseball activities Wednesday. While Heyward saw most of his playing time in center field prior to his absence, he'll start in right field Wednesday since Seiya Suzuki (finger) is on the 10-day injured list. Christopher Morel will remain in the lineup in center field during the series finale against the Brewers.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Heyward: Cleared for baseball activities
Heyward (illness) was cleared for baseball activities Saturday but was not activated off the COVID-19 injured list, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Heyward hasn't played in nearly two weeks due to the illness, but it looks as though he's nearly ready to return. Whether that return will come Sunday or after is not yet clear.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Jason Heyward: Shuttled to COVID-19 IL
The Cubs placed Heyward on the COVID-19-related injured list Tuesday, Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network reports.
Officially, Chicago placed Heyward on the IL without a designation, which has typically served as an indicator that a player has tested positive for the virus or been deactivated due to contact-tracing concerns. Rafael Ortega will pick up the start in center field in Tuesday's game against the Pirates and should serve as Heyward's primary replacement in the lineup until the latter clears MLB's COVID-19-related protocols.... See More ... See Less
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