Jason Heyward RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jason Heyward resets after mental break and responds to playoff-lineup talk around Cubs

    CSN Chicago "With Jason Heyward looking lost at home plate, could the Cubs be forced to sit their $184 million outfielder in October? It’s a question Joe Maddon doesn’t have to answer directly now, one that the manager wishes will go away, because Heyward’s Gold Glove defense, baseball IQ and playoff..." August 23

  • Heyward: 'My head is fine' after sitting out weekend

    ESPN "He got a weekend off and now Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward is ready to return to work with one thing in mind: helping his team win to get to October, when the real reset to his season can begin. "At that point no one looks up at what the regular season looks like," Heyward said Sunday..." August 22

  • The Cubs plan to sit the still slumping Jason Heyward for an entire weekend

    CBS Sports "Jason Heyward's first season with the Cubs is not going well. On a personal level, that is. The team has been fantastic. Heyward has been anything but. So far this season, Heyward, 27, is hitting .225/.304/.313 (67 OPS+) with only five home runs. It's the first season of his eight-year, $184..." August 20

  • Cubs' Maddon not considering benching Heyward

    The Score "Even as Jason Heyward limps toward the final month of a brutal first season on the North Side, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has no intention of benching his scuffling right fielder as his club chases down its first division title since 2008. Fresh off landing an eight-year, $184-million..." August 18

  • Why Heyward's swing is so flawed

    SI "Heyward’s problem is that over the years he has become a “dip-and-dive” hitter. He not only sinks deeply into his legs and drops his head, but he also leans out toward then plate as he does so. It takes longer for him to bring the bat around, and he locks himself up with a closed front side. He..." July 07

  • Heyward's brother drafted while playing in NCAA tourney

    The Score "Saturday was quite the day for Miami outfielder Jacob Heyward, who played against Boston College in the Super Regionals and got drafted by the San Francisco Giants. The younger brother of Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward, Jacob was selected by the Giants in the 18th round, 545th overall,..." June 11

  • Heyward leaves game with torso injury after crashing into wall

    CBS Sports "The Cubs jumped out to an early 5-0 lead over the Giants on Friday, but, more importantly, right fielder Jason Heyward had to leave the game with an injury after crashing into the wall. Heyward suffered the injury making a truly great diving catch in the right-center field gap in the very first..." May 21

  • Heyward diagnosed with contusion near ribs

    The Score "The Chicago Cubs caught a bit of a break Saturday. The team announced right fielder Jason Heyward will only miss three-to-five days with a contusion near his rib area after crashing into the wall while making a spectacular catch in Friday's game. " May 21

  • Heyward not surprised by racial slurs: I've heard it before

    The Score "After a report surfaced Tuesday that Jason Heyward was a target for racial slurs upon his return to Busch Stadium in St. Louis, the outfielder addressed the concern and made a shocking revelation. "No," Heyward told reporters after being asked if he heard the slurs from Cardinals fans. "But..." April 20

  • Report alleges Heyward was greeted by racial taunts at Busch

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Raw audio picked up by crowd microphones during the Cardinals-Cubs game at Busch Stadium allegedly caught fans taunting right fielder and ex-Cardinal Jason Heyward with a racial slur, The New York Daily News asserted in citing Twitter claims of four viewers. ESPN officials have reviewed the..." April 19

  • Return of Jason Heyward, John Lackey to St. Louis fuels Cubs-Cardinals rivalry

    ESPN "The rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals takes center stage on Monday night as the first of 19 games between the National League Central foes features two former Cardinals returning to the city they called home last season. Starter John Lackey will be on the mound for the..." April 18

  • Heyward stung 'at least 20 times' during bee attack

    CSN Chicago "This looked like one of Joe Maddon’s gimmicks gone wild, an Easter Sunday swarm of bees surrounding Jason Heyward in center and chasing the Cubs outfielder all the way out to the warning track. Heyward jumped onto the fence at Sloan Park, trying to escape, but that didn’t work, either. He..." March 28

  • Madison Bumgarner, Jason Heyward don't fight after misunderstanding

    CBS Sports "Let's just say that spring training is more than long enough. That seems like the only explanation for this one: In putting together the puzzle from multiple replays and what several parties told reporters after the game, here is what appeared to happen: Dexter Fowler was on second base..." March 25