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Jason Heyward | Outfielder | #22

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 (ribs) has returned to the Cubs' starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.
This confirms what Cubs manager Joe Maddon said during a radio appearance Tuesday. Heyward ended up missing three starts due to a contusion on his right side. The 26-year-old is batting just .225/.329/.282 through his first 37 games this season. He'll bat second against his former team on Tuesday. May 24 - 2:19 PM

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Cubs manager Joe Maddon said during a radio appearance that Jason Heyward (ribs) is expected to return to the starting lineup Tuesday against the Cardinals.

Heyward hasn't played since he suffered a contusion on his right side while making a fantastic catch on Friday against the Giants. However, he took batting practice without any issues on Monday and has apparently convinced the Cubs that he's ready to go.
May 24 - 1:46 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said that Jason Heyward (ribs) could play in this week's series against the Cardinals.

Heyward is out of the lineup for the third straight game as a result of a bruise near his right rib and hip suffered while making a diving catch on Friday. However, he was able to hit on the field Monday, which is a good sign.
May 23 - 6:38 PM

Jason Heyward (ribs) is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Monday night in St. Louis.

Heyward bruised the right side of his rib cage Friday on a diving catch attempt in San Francisco. Kris Bryant is starting in right field and batting second Monday versus Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright. Javier Baez will start at third and bat seventh.
May 23 - 3:53 PM

Jason Heyward's MRI revealed only a bruise on his right side near his rib cage.

He'll be sidelined for the next 3-5 days. Heyward hurt himself Friday when he made a diving catch against the Giants. Though he's struggled offensively, Heyward has run well (five steals) this year while providing his usual Gold Glove-caliber defense in right field. The Cubs should be relieved to know their $184 million outfielder will avoid the disabled list.
May 21 - 6:45 PM

Jason Heyward (hip, ribs) is not in the Cubs' starting lineup Saturday against the Giants.

He's waiting for MRI results after leaving Friday night's game with rib and hip injuries. Ben Zobrist will fill in at right field and bat fourth with Javier Baez getting the nod at second base. Baez could become close to an every-day player if Heyward lands on the disabled list.
May 21 - 4:13 PM

Jason Heyward is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Saturday to determine the severity of the injury that he sustained when crashing into the outfield wall after making a diving catch on Friday.

The Cubs announced late Friday that Heyward was under observation to his right torso/abdomen region, and the outfielder said that his "lower rib bone and hip bone hit each other." While Heyward downplayed the severity of the injury, he could still be looking at a trip to the disabled list. Expect an update from the Cubs on his status on Saturday.
May 21 - 8:50 AM

Jason Heyward was forced to leave Friday's game with an apparent injury after crashing into the outfield fence after making a diving catch.

It's unclear at the moment exactly what the injury is, but it looked as though it could be to his collarbone or shoulder. The Cubs should have an update on his status shortly.
May 20 - 11:10 PM

Jason Heyward hit his first home run of the season in a loss to the Brewers on Tuesday.

It was looking like another frustrating night for Heyward -- he wasn't the only one frustrated by Brewers starter Chase Anderson -- until the outfielder connected on a solo shot in the ninth inning. The homer was his first in 34 games this season. He's quietly strung together hits in eight straight games to bring his overall line up to a still lacking .237/.342/.298.
May 17 - 10:37 PM

Jason Heyward (wrist) is back in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

Heyward missed four starts with a sore right wrist, although he replaced Dexter Fowler during Thursday's game after Fowler was ejected. The 26-year-old is hitting just .207/.311/.250 so far this season. The Cubs also have Javier Baez at shortstop and Tommy La Stella at third base Friday, with Addison Russell and Jorge Soler on the bench and Kris Bryant in left field.

Jason Heyward (wrist) went 0-for-2 after replacing Dexter Fowler in Thursday's game against the Nationals.

Heyward was originally expected to return to the lineup Friday, but he came in as a sub Thursday after Fowler was tossed for arguing balls and strikes. It was his first game action since Sunday as wrist discomfort held him out in recent days. He should be a starter for Friday's game.
May 6 - 12:02 AM

Jason Heyward (wrist) expects to play Friday against the Nationals.

Wrist discomfort has kept Heyward out of the lineup since Sunday. He's expected to partake in Thursday's batting practice and see how he feels afterwards. Heyward has gotten off to a slow start (.211, 0 HR, 13 RBI) but he did the same thing last season before setting career-highs in both batting average (.293) and steals (23).
May 5 - 5:26 PM

Jason Heyward (wrist) is out of the Cubs' starting lineup again on Thursday.

Heyward is still dealing with discomfort in his right wrist and hasn't played since Sunday, when he went 0-for-5 against the Braves. Kris Bryant is in right field and Tommy La Stella is at third base Thursday in the Cubs' big series opener against the Nationals.
May 5 - 3:06 PM

Jason Heyward (wrist) remains absent from the Cubs' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Pirates.

Heyward has been bothered by right wrist discomfort for a couple of weeks and recently had a bad flareup. He has now missed three straight games. Ben Zobrist is in right field, Tommy La Stella is at second base, Javier Baez is at third base, and Kris Bryant is in left field Wednesday afternoon against Bucs right-hander Juan Nicasio.

Jason Heyward (wrist) is out of the starting lineup again on Tuesday against the Pirates.

The struggling Heyward is dealing with a sore right wrist, but hopes to return as soon as Wednesday. Kris Bryant will play right field Tuesday while Jorge Soler will start in left and bat second. Javier Baez will play third base.
May 3 - 2:41 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Javier Baez
3B1Kris Bryant
2Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Justin Grimm
4Trevor Cahill
5Adam Warren
6Neil Ramirez
7Travis Wood
8Zac Rosscup
9Clayton Richard
10Joe Nathan