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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
Contract: view contract details
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Jason Heyward is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon against the Braves.
Jon Jay will start in right field and bat leadoff versus knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. Ben Zobrist is also getting the day off for the visiting Cubs. Jul 19 - 9:38 AM

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Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Orioles on Saturday.

He roped a bases-loaded triple and came around to score on a Javier Baez single in the fifth inning. Heyward has a .262 batting average with seven home runs and 36 RBI in 243 plate appearances. Once regarded as an uber-elite prospect, the 27-year-old is barely serviceable in most fantasy formats these days.
Jul 15 - 10:29 PM

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

Heyward, out since June 18 with a laceration on his left hand, was cleared to return after playing a couple of rehab games. He's in the lineup on Tuesday against the Rays, batting sixth and playing right field.
Jul 4 - 11:39 AM

Jason Heyward (hand) went 2-for-3 with a run scored Monday in his second rehab game with Low-A South Bend.

The Cubs have yet to make an official announcement, but Heyward could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Tuesday. The 27-year-old has been sidelined since June 18 with a laceration on his left hand.
Jul 4 - 10:23 AM

Jason Heyward (hand) went 1-for-1 with an RBI single and a walk Sunday in his first rehab game with Low-A South Bend.

Heyward was pulled after three innings, but his exit was weather-related. He's scheduled to play another rehab game on Tuesday, but it's unclear what the next step will be. Heyward has been out since June 18 with a laceration on his left hand.
Jul 3 - 12:37 PM

Jason Heyward (hand) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Low-A South Bend on Sunday.

This comes only a day after manager Joe Maddon said Heyward didn't look "quite right" in the batting cage. It's surprising Heyward would begin a rehab assignment without being 100 percent, but here we are. We'll see how Heyward fares in South Bend but if he's still struggling, the team could certainly wait until after the All-Star break to activate him.
Jul 1 - 9:00 PM

Jason Heyward took some more swings on Wednesday, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon said the outfielder's ailing left hand is "still not quite right."

It's not clear what the next step is, but the club will just have to wait until the abrasion on Heyward's hand fully heals. It shouldn't be too much longer, but it's already been a slower-than-expected recovery.
Jun 30 - 8:49 AM

Jason Heyward took some light swings Monday, but the cut on his left hand still felt tender.

Heyward progressed to hitting off a tee Sunday, but it sounds like the Cubs are backing him off a little bit. He's eligible to return Thursday and it doesn't appear he'll be ready by then.
Jun 26 - 4:59 PM

Jason Heyward (hand) will hit off a tee Sunday.

Heyward took some light swings Saturday and is ready to take the next step. He's working his way back from an abrasion on his left hand and could be activated on Thursday when first eligible.
Jun 25 - 11:00 AM

Cubs placed OF Jason Heyward on the 10-day disabled list with a laceration on his left hand.

Heyward suffered the injury Sunday when he dove for a ball on the warning track and the cut still needs time to heal. Mark Zagunis has been called up from Triple-A Iowa to give the Cubs much-needed outfield depth.
Jun 22 - 12:06 PM

Jason Heyward (hand) remains out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Wednesday.

Heyward suffered a laceration on his left hand Sunday when he dove for a ball on the warning track and hasn't played since. He could be headed to the 10-day disabled list. Kris Bryant is in right field, Tommy La Stella is at third base, and Albert Almora is in center field on Wednesday afternoon against the Padres.

Jason Heyward (hand) remained out of the Cubs' lineup Tuesday.

Heyward suffered a laceration on his left hand on a dive Sunday and has now missed two straight starts. Jon Jay is filling in again in right field.
Jun 20 - 3:28 PM

Jason Heyward (laceration) is not in the Cubs' lineup Monday.

Heyward had to leave Sunday's game after cutting up his left wrist on a slide on the warning track. He's expected back Tuesday. Jon Jay is in right field.
Jun 19 - 4:22 PM

Jason Heyward departed Sunday's game against the Pirates with an apparent injury.

Heyward had his left wrist wrapped after getting it cut up on a slide on the warning track, so it's likely the reason for him being pulled. The Cubs should have more on his status soon.
Jun 18 - 3:12 PM

Jason Heyward is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Mets.

Heyward went 2-for-5 with a home run, a walk, two RBI, and two runs scored in Tuesday night's blowout victory over New York, but he's sitting against Mets right-hander Matt Harvey. Jon Jay will start in right field and Albert Almora will start in center Wednesday night at Citi Field.
Jun 14 - 2:07 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Victor Caratini
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Ian Happ
CF1Albert Almora
2Jon Jay
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Jake Arrieta
4Kyle Hendricks
5John Lackey
6Mike Montgomery
7Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Pedro Strop
4Koji Uehara
5Hector Rondon
6Justin Grimm
7Brian Duensing
8Eddie Butler