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Jason Heyward | Outfielder | #22

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (14) / ATL
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Jason Heyward hit his second homer in three days Thursday against the Giants.
Heyward has hit in all five games since coming off the DL, though he has exactly one hit in each of those contests. He's gone 16 straight without having a multihit game. Still, between the defense and a .763 OPS, he's been a valuable player for the Cubs this year. May 25 - 5:32 PM

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Jason Heyward knocked a solo homer in Tuesday's win over the Giants.

Heyward's blast in the second inning that landed in the basket at Wrigley Field looked feeble compared to Kyle Schwarber's monster shot in the first, but they counted just the same. The outfielder has a hit in all three games since returning from the disabled list and has reached base five times.
May 23 - 10:35 PM

Cubs activated OF Jason Heyward from the 10-day disabled list.

Heyward has been sidelined since May 6 due to a sprained finger. He's back in the lineup, starting in right field and batting sixth for the Cubs against Chase Anderson and the Brewers on Saturday.
May 20 - 11:36 AM

Jason Heyward (finger) will be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

Heyward came out of his rehab game with Low-A South Bend on Thursday well and rejoined the Cubs on Friday, but the club will wait a day to activate him. Whether it's Ian Happ or someone else that gets sent down to make room for Heyward remains to be seen.
May 19 - 11:02 AM

Jason Heyward (finger) is beginning a rehab assignment with Low-A South Bend on Thursday.

He's starting in right field and batting leadoff. This puts Heyward on track to join the Cubs sometime this weekend. Heyward landed on the DL with a sprained finger earlier this month. Ben Zobrist has been filling in for him in right field.
May 18 - 5:40 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said that Jason Heyward (finger) might need a short minor league rehab assignment.

The initial thought was that Heyward would not require an assignment before rejoining the Cubs, but it looks like that might be tweaked just slightly. The 27-year-old outfielder has not played since May 6 due to a sprained finger on his right hand. While it no longer looks like he will be able to return by this coming weekend, he shouldn't be far off barring setback.
May 17 - 6:09 PM

Jason Heyward (finger) took live batting practice Tuesday at Wrigley Field.

The expectation is that he'll be activated from the disabled list before the end of the week, skipping a minor league rehab assignment. Heyward has been out since May 6 because of a sprained finger on his right hand.
May 16 - 5:05 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Sunday that Jason Heyward (finger) is likely to be activated soon after he's eligible on Tuesday.

Heyward is coming back from a sprained finger on his right hand but resumed swinging a bat this weekend and it apparently went well. It looks like he'll be able to return without going out on a rehab assignment.
May 14 - 1:11 PM

Jason Heyward (finger) will take some dry swings Friday.

It will be his first time doing so since he was placed on the disabled list with a sprained finger on his right hand. Heyward is eligible to return from the DL next Tuesday, but it's unclear whether he has a chance to be activated at that time.
May 12 - 5:46 PM

Cubs placed OF Jason Heyward on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 6, with a sprained finger on his right hand.

Heyward suffered the injury diving for a ball during Friday’s game and just hasn't recovered as hoped. It doesn't seem like something that will keep him out for more than the minimum 10 days, but the Cubs should have more on his status later Monday. Albert Almora, Jon Jay and Tommy La Stella will all pick up extra at-bats while Heyward is out.
May 8 - 8:40 PM

Jason Heyward (finger) will be re-evaluated on Monday.

Heyward missed his second straight game on Sunday due to a bruised knuckle on his right hand. He suffered the injury diving for a ball during Friday’s game. Consider him day-to-day for now.
May 8 - 9:57 AM

Jason Heyward (finger) is not in the Cubs' lineup Saturday against the Yankees.

Heyward injured a knuckle on his right hand diving for a ball in right field on Friday. It's nothing serious but the Cubs are giving him the night off just to be sure. Ben Zobrist will handle right field and bat leadoff against Yankees left-hander Jordan Montgomery. Heyward got off to a surprisingly good start this year but a recent slump has dropped his batting average all the way down to .253.
May 6 - 5:43 PM

Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer and finished with four total RBI in the Cubs' 14-3 rout of the Pirates on Monday.

Heyward took Chad Kuhl deep to right-center in the Cubs' four-run first inning and drove in Ben Zobrist on a groundout in the Cubs' five-run second. Heyward is now batting .294/.342/.456 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 18 games this season. It took him until May 25 last year to reach 16 RBI.
Apr 24 - 10:38 PM

Jason Heyward homered for the second consecutive day and plated four runs on Saturday as the Cubs routed the Reds in Cincinnati.

Heyward launched his first home run of the season on Friday and followed it up with a three-run blast in the sixth inning on Saturday that increased the Cubs' advantage to 11-6. He added an RBI single in the ninth, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4 plus a walk with two runs scored and four RBI. After a slow start, Heyward has come on with a fury and is now hitting .300/.354/.433 with two bombs and 10 RBI.
Apr 22 - 4:36 PM

Jason Heyward slugged his first home run of the season Friday versus the Reds.

It was a solo shot against Tim Adleman in the fourth inning. According to ESPN Stats and Info, it was his longest home run since July of 2012. Coming off a disastrous first season with the Cubs, Heyward tried to rework his swing over the winter. It’s early, but he’s showing signs of progress. Heyward is hitting .286/.333/.375 through 15 games.
Apr 21 - 11:43 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Ian Happ
2Albert Almora
3Jon Jay
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Kyle Hendricks
4John Lackey
5Brett Anderson
6Eddie Butler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Koji Uehara
5Mike Montgomery
6Carl Edwards Jr.
7Brian Duensing
8Felix Pena