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Jason Heyward | Outfielder

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 245
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Jason Heyward finished 1-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Heyward's two-run single in the first inning was the start of a nine-run outburst from the Cardinals' offense in the win. Heyward stole second base shortly thereafter, his 20th stolen base of the year. It is the third time in the past four seasons the 26-year-old has hit the 20-steal benchmark. Heyward is hitting .290/.349/.441 with 11 homers, 46 RBI and 62 runs scored on the year. Aug 26 - 1:42 AM

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Jason Heyward went 3-for-4 with an RBI triple and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Padres.

The triple was Heyward's third of the season. A hamstring injury hampered him earlier in the week, but it's clearly a good sign for his legs that he feels comfortable stretching for three bases. While Heyward could do nothing right in April, he's settled in nicely as the season's progressed. Following Sunday's action, he now sports a very respectable .290/.349/.444 triple-slash along with 11 home runs and 44 RBI.
Aug 23 - 8:24 PM

Jason Heyward (hamstring) has returned to the Cardinals starting lineup on Friday.

Heyward missed the previous two games due to tightness in his hamstring. He's batting cleanup against Padres hurler Andrew Cashner on Friday.
Aug 21 - 7:49 PM

Jason Heyward (hamstring) grounded out as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday night against the Giants.

Heyward was held out of the Cardinals' starting lineup for the second day in a row due to hamstring tightness. It seems likely that he'll be able to return to full-time action for St. Louis this weekend in San Diego. Heyward, a 26-year-old impending free agent, is batting .287/.342/.436 with 11 home runs and 43 RBI in 115 games this season for the first-place Cardinals.
Aug 20 - 8:56 AM

Jason Heyward (hamstring) is aiming to return to the Cardinals' lineup on Friday.

Heyward sat out Tuesday and will not start Wednesday, either, after leaving Monday's game with left hamstring tightness. The feeling is that he merely had a cramp, so he should be ready to go this weekend after Thursday's off day. "There’s no tears," Heyward said. "There’s no structural damage done to any ligaments, and that’s obviously great news. Everybody seems to think a couple of days (more). I like our odds for Friday in San Diego. But we have to play it smart and play it safe."
Aug 19 - 10:07 AM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that the club received a "good report" on Jason Heyward (hamstring).

Heyward departed Monday's game with left hamstring tightness, but Matheny said the outfielder could have just been dealing with a cramp. He's sitting out Tuesday but appears to have avoided a serious injury. The Cards are going with Brandon Moss, Tommy Pham and Stephen Piscotty in the outfield Tuesday.
Aug 18 - 6:07 PM

Jason Heyward (hamstring) is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Giants.

Heyward made an early exit from Monday's series opener after experiencing tightness in his left hamstring. He's had the issue before on muggy nights, and it was a hot one Monday in St. Louis. Stephen Piscotty is in right field, Brandon Moss is in left field, and Tommy Pham is in center field on Tuesday night versus San Francisco.
Aug 18 - 4:02 PM

Jason Heyward exited Monday's game versus the Giants with left hamstring tightness.

The Cardinals put Randal Grichuk (elbow) on the disabled list Monday and have now lost another outfielder. Heyward was spotted stretching out his hamstring in the first inning during an at-bat and was removed after the second. The Cards should have more on his status after the game.
Aug 17 - 8:48 PM

Jason Heyward is starting in center field for the Cardinals on Monday with Randal Grichuk (elbow) on the disabled list.

Heyward moved over to center on Sunday after Grichuk exited, but this is his first start at the position since 2013. He's flanked by Brandon Moss in left field and Stephen Piscotty in right. Peter Bourjos and Tommy Pham should also see at-bats with Grichuk out.
Aug 17 - 4:08 PM

Jason Heyward homered twice Sunday in the Cardinals' loss to the visiting Marlins.

Heyward belted a solo shot in the bottom of the first inning and went even deeper on a two-run bomb in the bottom of the third. But the Miami offense came to play as the Marlins avoided a three-game sweep. Heyward, a 26-year-old impending free agent, is batting .288/.344/.438 with 11 home runs and 43 RBI in 113 games this season for the National League Central-leading Cardinals.
Aug 16 - 5:34 PM

Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored against the Pirates on Tuesday.

The outfielder drove in a run with a groundout in the first inning before lashing an RBI single and scoring a run in the Cards' three-run fifth inning. The two-hit game was Heyward's third in his last four games, raising his average to .289 with a .774 OPS. He's primed to get paid by someone this winter.
Aug 11 - 11:36 PM

Jason Heyward told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he has not engaged in any substantive contract extension talks with the Cardinals.

"At this point, I think both sides are OK with that, OK with where things are right now," Heyward said. "Both sides want to make sure everybody is happy. That’s really what they’ve been asking me about the whole time. ‘Hey, you like it here? Hey, you comfortable?’ They want to make sure I feel at home, make sure I can be myself, and that’s been their focus. They’ve allowed me the time to fit in. That has meant a lot." Heyward is set to cash in on the free agent market this winter -- a market that is short on high-impact position players. St. Louis absolutely has the capital to get a long-term deal done, but there will be many deep-pocketed suitors in the running if the 26-year-old outfielder is allowed to hit free agency. Heyward is among the best defenders in baseball and still carries considerable offensive upside.
Aug 10 - 8:54 AM

Jason Heyward went 1-for-4 with two runs scored in Thursday afternoon's win over the Reds.

Nothing particularly mind-blowing here. Heyward came around to score on a Tony Cruz RBI single in the fourth and a Kolten Wong RBI single in the fifth. He also stole two bases to give him 18 steals on the season. In his first year as a Cardinal, Heyward is hitting .285/.342/.430 with nine homers, 35 RBI and 53 runs scored.
Aug 6 - 5:37 PM

Jason Heyward (legs) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Sunday's 18-inning loss to the Mets.

Heyward was held out of the starting lineup after making an early exit from Saturday night's game with cramping in his legs and a head cold. He's expected back in there on Tuesday.
Jul 20 - 9:07 AM

Jason Heyward (legs) is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Heyward left Saturday's game late with some cramping in his legs. He's expected to be fine, but the Cards are playing it safe with a lefty on the mound (Jon Niese) and an off day coming Monday. Randal Grichuk is in right field, while Peter Bourjos is in center.
Jul 19 - 11:29 AM

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
3Mark Reynolds
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Stephen Piscotty
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Jon Jay
3Peter Bourjos
4Tommy Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
DH1Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Kevin Siegrist
4Steve Cishek
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Matt Belisle
8Randy Choate
9Carlos Villanueva