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Chris Heisey | Outfielder | #14

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Messiah
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 17 (0) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Heisey (biceps) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Syracuse on Friday.
Heisey hit a setback in his rehab assignment at the beginning of the month, but he started hitting again without discomfort on Saturday. The outfielder has been on the shelf since May 24 with a right bicep rupture, one which he is attempting to play through rather than undergo surgery on. Jun 28 - 4:25 PM

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Chris Heisey (biceps) is just a few days away from resuming a rehab assignment.

Heisey had to be pulled off his rehab assignment earlier this month after having a setback, but Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that the outfielder is "feeling better." Heisey is attempting to play through a torn right biceps tendon.
Source: MASN Sports
Jun 28 - 1:31 PM

Chris Heisey (biceps) took batting practice Monday.

Heisey had to be pulled off his rehab assignment earlier this month after having a setback, but he's obviously made some progress recently. The veteran outfielder is attempting to play through a ruptured biceps tendon.
Jun 26 - 5:24 PM

Chris Heisey (biceps) suffered an apparent setback, as his minor-league rehab assignment has been halted.

Heisey started a minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Harrisburg on Monday, less than a week after he suffered his injury. "He might have rushed it some," manager Dusty Baker said on Friday. "I thought (that he was playing) was a miracle in the first place. We'll see. His arm was black and blue, which is to be expected. We'll just have to re-evaluate things."
Jun 3 - 2:55 AM

Chris Heisey (biceps) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with Double-A Harrisburg.

It's a rapid turnaround for Heisey, who suffered a right biceps rupture while taking a dry swing during batting practice last week. He doesn't need surgery and will attempt to play through it. The plan calls for him to stay in Double-A through Wednesday before being re-evaluated.
May 29 - 10:16 AM

An MRI has revealed that Chris Heisey suffered a complete right biceps rupture.

However, Heisey has been told he doesn't need surgery and can't do any more damage to the tendon, so he's going to attempt to play through it. It's unclear when he might be activated.
May 26 - 4:32 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said that Chris Heisey suffered his right biceps rupture while taking a dry swing in batting practice on Wednesday.

The Nationals placed Heisey on the disabled list earlier on Wednesday, but it was not initially clear just how he ruptured his bicep. Apparently, batting practice was the culprit. Heisey said that surgery is one potential option, though an exact course of action has not yet been determined. An MRI on Thursday should help to clarify matters. While no timetable has been laid out for his return as of yet, he is going to miss significant time.
May 24 - 10:01 PM

Nationals placed OF Chris Heisey on the 10-day disabled list with a right bicep rupture.

Ouch. As of yet, there is no timetable for Heisey's return, but this is one that could potentially cost him a large chunk of the season. In 47 at-bats prior to suffering the injury, the veteran outfielder was slashing just .128/.180/.213. Count this as a depth blow for the Nationals.
May 24 - 6:02 PM

Chris Heisey went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Phillies.

He took Jeremy Hellickson over the left field wall in the seventh inning for his first homer of the season. Heisey drew his first start of the year today in place of the resting Jayson Werth. He normally serves as a pinch-hitter and had accumulated only four plate appearances in four games prior to today. The 32-year-old will not hold any fantasy value this season barring a rash of injuries to Nationals' outfielders.
Apr 15 - 4:02 PM

Chris Heisey estimates that he lost 15 to 20 pounds this offseason.

Nationals manager Dusty Baker apparently noticed an immediate difference when Heisey reported to camp. "The second I walked in his office, he goes, ‘Dang, you look good!’ " Heisey said. The 32-year-old slugged nine homers with a .736 OPS in just 155 plate appearances last season and will again serve as a right-handed bench bat in 2017.
Feb 21 - 8:16 AM

Nationals re-signed OF Chris Heisey to a one-year, $1.4 million contract.

The deal had been agreed upon last week but it took a few days to iron out the details and make it official. Heisey hit just .216/.290/.446 with nine homers and 17 RBI in a reserve role with the Nationals in 2016. He'll hold very little fantasy value outside of the deepest NL-only formats.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 10:50:00 AM

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Nationals have agreed to a one-year, $1.4 million contract with Chris Heisey.

The 31-year-old outfielder spent the 2016 season as a reserve outfielder in Washington, slashing .216/.290/.446 with nine homers and 17 RBI in 155 plate appearances. He'll continue to function in a backup role, playing primarily against left-handed pitching.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 10:07:00 PM

Chris Heisey smacked a solo home run in the bottom of the 16th inning to deliver the Nationals to a 6-5 win over the Twins on Sunday.

Yes, 16 innings. The Twins should have wrapped this one up in nine after they took a 4-1 lead into the bottom of the eighth inning, but the Nationals scored two in that frame to tighten up the margin. Bryce Harper would then smack a pinch-hit solo homer to dead central off Twins reliever Kevin Jepsen in the ninth to tie the game at 4-4. Minnesota scored a run in the top of the 15th and had the Nationals down to their last out, but a throwing error by catcher John Ryan Murphy would knot the game at 5-all. An inning later, Heisey struck for his walk-off solo shot against Michael Tonkin.
Sun, Apr 24, 2016 07:55:00 PM

Nationals purchased the contract of OF Chris Heisey from Triple-A Syracuse.

Heisey beat out Matt den Dekker for the final reserve outfielder role on the team's Opening Day roster. Barring injury, he won't see enough playing time to be fantasy relevant.
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 11:08:00 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that Chris Heisey has earned a spot on the Nationals' Opening Day roster.

The veteran outfielder played his way into a reserve role by hitting .233 with a pair of homers and 10 RBI in 43 at-bats during Grapefruit League play. Given the strength of the club's fourth outfielder (Michael Taylor), there doesn't appear to be much playing time available for Heisey, so his fantasy value is non-existent.
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 10:24:00 PM

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LF1Jayson Werth
2Brian Goodwin
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CF1Michael Taylor
2Adam Eaton
RF1Bryce Harper
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