Jason Heyward RUMORS & NEWS

  • Could Jason Heyward land with the Yankees?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees traded for an athletic center fielder last week, but that doesn't mean the team is done trying to fortify its outfield this winter. Might they target free agent Jason Heyward? MLB Trade Rumors argues that it's a good fit and perhaps so—Heyward, 26, has a left-handed swing that..." November 17

  • Here's why Jason Heyward is the No. 1 MLB free agent available

    CBS Sports "At this early offseason hour, there aren't many certainties when it comes to how the free-agent market will play out. Here, though, is one: Jason Heyward is going to fetch the largest contract of the 2015-16 offseason. Survey Heyward's good-but-not-soaring offensive numbers, and you might find..." November 08

  • Cardinals make qualifying offers to Heyward, Lackey

    Fox Sports Midwest "It won't bind the players to St. Louis, but the Cardinals ensured themselves of at least a draft pick when they made qualifying offers Friday to right fielder Jason Heyward and pitcher John Lackey. Neither player is expected to accept his $15.8 million offer. Rejecting the offer would make each..." November 06

  • Cardinals Want To Re-Sign Jason Heyward

    Real GM Baseball "The St. Louis Cardinals have interest in signing Jason Heyward to a long-term contract. John Mozeliak said Heyward "was a tremendous fit on this club [and] did exactly what we wanted him to do." The Cardinals acquired Heyward from the Atlanta Braves last November with the intention of using..." October 16

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Impending free-agent Jason Heyward on possibly coming back to #STLCards: "This is definitely an ideal situation."

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Impending free-agent Jason Heyward on possibly coming back to #STLCards: "This is definitely an ideal situation."

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    Chris Hrabe @chrabe

    Mozeliak on #STLCards pregame re Heyward extension talks: "In terms of when we can actually engage, it's really going to be this offseason."

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    Jason Heyward left the game in the 3rd inning with tightness in his left hamstring.

  • Jason Heyward and the Cardinals have not talked extension

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With July’s trade deadline past, his production on a steady rise, his 26th birthday Sunday, and his free agency starting to appear on the horizon, outfielder Jason Heyward has gotten exactly what he’s wanted from the Cardinals through their first nine months together. His space. There have not..." August 10

  • Here's why Jason Heyward is one of baseball's most polarizing players

    Sporting News "Jason Heyward’s first major-league swing felt like an emphatic coronation. The mammoth three-run homer deep into the Braves’ bullpen at Turner Field on April 5, 2010, shouted the real-life arrival of a player already steeped in lore. The 20-year-old right fielder, hailed as a can’t-miss,..." June 02

  • Reds' manager calls Heyward slide 'dirty'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In the Cardinals’ victory Sunday, there were two contentious plays at third base involving Cincinnati third baseman Todd Frazier — one that his manager called “dirty” — that could have reverberated through the game and beyond. The one the Cardinals hoped would, didn’t. The one they didn’t..." April 13

  • Heyward inheriting Beltran's former role

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When manager Mike Matheny installed All-Star and nonpareil switch-hitter Carlos Beltran in the No. 2 spot in the Cardinals’ order it took longer than expected to explain how he didn’t want Beltran to be a No. 2 hitter. For a stretch, Beltran would give himself up to move a runner over and even..." March 12

  • Jason Heyward happy for a fresh start with the Cardinals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With clutch timing, Jason Heyward called dibs to relegate his teen friends to the back of his family’s Chevy Suburban and score the passenger seat, the coveted spot for controlling the radio dial. It was a Sunday afternoon and the boys piled into the car to return home from baseball. The hometown..." March 09

  • Heyward itching to get started with Cards

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals outfielder Jason Heyward has an arm to limber, a swing to synchronize and cleats to work in, but he relocated his workouts late last week to his new home for all those reasons and one more. He had an itch that only camp could scratch. “Come down, get familiarized, and enjoy being a..." February 14

  • Cardinals trade Shelby Miller to Braves for Jason Heyward

    USA Today "In a surprise move, the Atlanta Braves traded outfielder Jason Heyward and pitcher Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitchers Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins. The 25-year-old Heyward was a first-round pick in 2007 and has won two Gold Glove awards. In 2014, he hit .271 with 11 home..." November 18

  • Will the Braves move Jason Heyward or Justin Upton?

    Sporting News "The rumor: OK, so this isn’t a specific rumor, but exploration of the speculation that the Braves are open to trading either Justin Upton or Jason Heyward. Upton has been Atlanta’s left fielder since arriving in a trade with Arizona before the 2013 season, and Heyward has manned right field (and..." November 16

  • With no extension, Heyward trade possible

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Adding a couple of starting pitchers is the Braves’ priority, but deciding what to do with corner outfielders Justin Upton and Jason Heyward — they’re both eligible for free agency next fall — also is on the winter to-do list. It’s possible those tasks could cross at some point in the form of a..." November 12

  • Braves RF Heyward injures thumb, X-rays negative

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves right fielder Jason Heyward left the game Wednesday after he was hit on the left thumb with a pitch but he said X-rays were negative for a fracture. Heyward stayed in the game after Nationals reliever Ross Detwiler hit him in the sixth inning. He played his position in the top of the..." September 18

  • Stanton not only choice for Red Sox this Offseason

    Boston Herald "Four years ago, midway through his final spring training as manager of the Atlanta Braves, Bobby Cox stood on the field before a game and joked that the only times he ever regretted his decision to retire were when he watched Jason Heyward take batting practice. “It’s like, ‘What the..." August 25

  • Jason Heyward leaves game with back injury

    Hardball Talk "Braves right fielder Jason Heyward left this afternoon’s game what the team is calling lower back soreness. Heyward has played 103 of the Braves’ first 106 games, hitting .260 with nine homers, 12 steals, and a .729 OPS, including a career-low .379 slugging percentage. He was replaced in..." July 28

  • Braves complete sweep on Gattis, Heyward homers

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Some small ball helped the Braves take the first two games of the weekend series, and it got them off on the right foot Sunday afternoon in a two-run second inning against the Cubs. But Evan Gattis and Jason Heyward offered a reminder of what power means to the Braves lineup. Gattis sent a..." May 12

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Heyward reported to camp today. A couple weeks ago, he confirmed he will again wear the protective guard on his batting helmet.

  • Braves Sign Jason Heyward To Two-Year Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweets that Heyward's deal will pay him $13.3MM over the next two seasons. The Braves have issued a press release to announce the signing of right fielder Jason Heyward to a two-year contract. The contract, which covers the 2014-15 seasons, prevents Heyward and the..." February 04

  • Braves heading to arbitration with three of their best players

    CBS Sports "The Atlanta Braves are heading to salary arbitration with their three most high-profile arb-eligible players: All-Stars Craig Kimbrel, Freddie Freeman and Jason Heyward. The deadline to exchange figures for salary arbitration was earlier Friday, and though clubs and their respective..." January 19

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    The #Braves have activated Jason Heyward. He will lead off and play center today.

  • Heyward takes next step toward return: BP against a pitcher

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The slumping Braves want badly to get Jason Heyward back atop their lineup and took unusual measures Wednesday to enable him to take the next step in his return from a broken jaw. The Braves had minor league pitcher Mark Lamm fly to Washington from his home in Nashville just to throw about 30..." September 19

  • Braves Heyward back taking batting practice

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Twenty-three days after his jaw was broken in two places by a 90-mph fastball Braves slugger Jason Heyward was back on the field hitting Friday albeit hitting pitches thrown about 30 mph slower. Wearing a modified batting helmet with a guard attachment to protect the right side of his face..." September 14

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    Fredi said Heyward had his "hardware" removed today the braces/bands holding his jaw in place.

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    #Braves Heyward cleared to play catch and hit balls off tee

  • Jason Heyward has two plates placed in jaw following hit-by-pitch

    CBS Sports "After taking a fastball to the jaw on Wednesday afternoon outfielder Jason Heyward had plates surgically placed at the two fracture points by Dr. Glenn Maron in Atlanta on Thursday the Braves announced. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks but could be done for the season. The pitch which was..." August 22

  • Jason Heyward out 4-6 weeks with broken jaw

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves’ short two-game series in New York wasn’t quite short enough. The team watched their dynamic young right fielder Jason Heyward get struck in the right jaw by a Jonathon Niese fastball in the sixth inning Wednesday giving the Braves another horrific-looking injury at Citi Field in their..." August 22

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    Heyward is getting up and walking off the field on his own. Trainer Jeff Porter by his side.

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Heyward fractured his right jaw when he was hit by the pitch this afternoon. Likely out 4-6 weeks. #Braves

  • Heyward leaves with strained neck muscle

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jason Heyward left Tuesday’s game against the Nationals in the first inning with a muscle strain in his neck. Heyward said he felt pain up the back of his neck to the top of his head as he backed away from the plate after fouling off the second pitch of the night from left-hander Gio..." August 07

  • Braves Heyward leaves game with strained muscle in neck

    CBS Sports "Braves right fielder Jason Heyward had to be replaced in the early innings Tuesday night in Washington as he appeared to feel some pain in his neck after a swing in the first inning. He initially stayed in the game but was later replaced while on defense by Evan Gattis (who took left field while..." August 06

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Heyward is back in the lineup and playing CF tonight. #Braves

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    #Braves are optimistic about having Heyward and JUpton back in lineup Friday.

  • Heyward hopeful hamstring strain isn’t serious

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves right fielder Jason Heyward had to leave Thursday night’s game after he strained his right hamstring running the bases, but he said afterward he thinks he avoided a serious injury. “I felt something sore first, got a little tight, no pops, no pulls, tears, nothing of that (nature),”..." July 12

  • Jason Heyward leaves game with right hamstring strain

    CBS Sports "Braves right fielder Jason Heyward left Thursday night's game against the Reds with a strained right hamstring, the club announced. We don't yet know the severity of the injury, as the Braves only said he'll be re-evaluated Friday. Heyward, 23, is hitting .227/.324/.371 with 13 doubles, seven..." July 11

  • Heyward drives in three as Braves defeat Royals 4-3

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "In the Braves’ first visit to Kauffman Stadium, Jason Heyward turned in a memorable performance for a sizable contingent of Braves fans who showed up for the event. Then Craig Kimbrel brought their hearts into their throats. Heyward put the Braves ahead with a two-run double in the fifth..." June 26

  • Jason Heyward set to return to the foreign land of Turner Field

    MLB.com "As we count down the hours before Jason Heyward returns to the Braves lineup for tonight’s series opener against the Dodgers, can somebody please kindly remind me how to get from Sandy Springs to Turner Field? The Braves have played just six home games since Heyward was placed on the disabled..." May 17

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    #Braves Heyward won't join team in Arizona, might be ready to come off DL on Friday to start homestand.

  • Heyward a ‘little sore’ after first rehab game

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jason Heyward was out of Triple-A Gwinnett’s lineup Friday, a day after getting six plate appearances as a designated hitter in his first injury-rehab game since an emergency appendectomy. “Little sore this morning,” Braves general manager Frank Wren said in an email. “Normal when getting up to..." May 11

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    Atlanta Braves @Braves

    Jason Heyward will head to ATL after today's game. Will begin rehab with Gwinnett tomorrow at 10:35 and join GWI in Scranton for the weekend

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    Tim Kurkjian @Kurkjian_ESPN

    Jason Heyward took BP on the field for the first time since surgery. Reported no issues. He has been out two weeks, but is getting closer

  • Heyward hoping to return earlier than month’s end

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jason Heyward has been walking on the treadmill and riding a stationary bike for the past two days and feeling more encouraged a week into his recovery from an emergency appendectomy. Heyward thought it might be late May before he was able to return but now he’s hoping for sooner. “I hope I don’t..." May 02

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    #Braves Heyward (appendectomy) says he hopes to return no later than end of May but won't risk rushing back

  • Braves’ Heyward has appendectomy in Denver

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves right fielder Jason Heyward underwent an appendectomy Monday night at a Denver hospital, the team announced just before 1 a.m. Eastern time. Recovery for appendix surgery is typically 2-3 weeks for baseball players, although Matt Halladay of the Cardinals and Adam Dunn of the White Sox..." April 23

  • Braves’ Jason Heyward placed on DL after appendectomy in Denver

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jason Heyward figured he had something worse than a stomach virus when he could no longer lay on his side late Monday afternoon. A few hours later, the Braves right fielder underwent an emergency appendectomy at a Denver hospital. The laprascopic procedure was successful and manager Fredi..." April 23

  • Braves J-Up searing, J-Hey scuffling

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "I was leaving Marlins Park late Monday night when one of security guards who’s been with the team quite a while said to me, “Well, at least we don’t have to worry about facing Chipper tomorrow.” When I asked what he meant, he said, “He’s retired. He used to kill the Marlins.” Then I..." April 10