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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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Nationals activated OF Chris Heisey from the 10-day disabled list; released him.
The Nats needed to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for Erick Fedde. Heisey landed on the DL a week ago with a groin injury and was already playing through a ruptured right biceps, so the club determined the likelihood of him contributing again this season was remote. Jul 30 - 10:33 AM

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Nationals placed OF Chris Heisey on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left groin.

Heisey was injured while legging out a triple Saturday. He's had a rough go of it with injuries, as he just returned earlier this month from a ruptured right biceps.
Jul 23 - 1:43 PM

Chris Heisey left Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks with a groin injury.

He went 1-for-4 with a triple and a walk before being replaced in left field by Ryan Raburn in the ninth inning. With Heisey banged up and Raburn going on bereavement leave after tonight's game, the short-handed Nats may have to make a roster move. The Nats were expected to call up catcher Pedro Severino to replace Raburn but perhaps they'll look to add an outfielder now.
Jul 23 - 12:08 AM

Nationals activated OF Chris Heisey from the 10-day disabled list.

Heisey has been out since late May with a ruptured right biceps. He didn't have surgery but is trying to play through the ailment.
Jul 7 - 3:29 PM

Chris Heisey (biceps) went 3-for-5 with a home run and a double in Wednesday's minor league rehab game with Triple-A Syracuse.

Heisey has been on the shelf since May 24 with a right bicep rupture. While he was slow to rehab initially due to continued discomfort, he has reported no such issues on his current minor league rehab assignment and is closing in on a potential return before the end of July.
Jul 5 - 11:08 PM

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

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

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