Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals plan to put Jason Heyward "near the top of their order, likely batting No. 2."
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said in an interview on KMOX 1120 AM Sunday that he envisions Jason Heyward batting anywhere from 3-5 in the lineup.
Jason Heyward said he won't rule out talking about an extension with the Cardinals once the season starts.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has indicated that Jason Heyward is likely to start off next season hitting second in the batting order.
Cardinals acquired OF Jason Heyward and RHP Jordan Walden from the Braves for RHP Shelby Miller and RHP Tyrell Jenkins.
Braves executive John Hart said Wednesday that he has not engaged in contract extension talks with outfielders Jason Heyward or Justin Upton.
Jason Heyward has been named the 2014 National League Gold Glove winner in right field.
Jason Heyward (thumb) is back in the Braves' starting lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.
Jason Heyward (thumb) remains out of the Braves' lineup Monday against the Pirates.
Jason Heyward is unable to grip a bat well enough to hit due to swelling in his left thumb.
Jason Heyward (thumb) remained out of the Braves' lineup Sunday.
Jason Heyward (thumb) is not in the Braves' lineup Friday.
X-rays on Jason Heyward's left thumb came back negative.
Jason Heyward left Wednesday's game against the Nationals with an apparent injury.