Jason Heyward RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 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 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

  • Jason Heyward is paying for a hotel suite for David Ross all season long

    Hardball Talk "David Ross has always been known to be a leader and mentor to teammates. Indeed, there may not be a guy in the game who is talked about in more glowing terms as a teammate at present than Ross. Jason Heyward and Ross were teammates with the Braves and are, once again, teammates with the Cubs. And..." February 25

  • Joe Maddon thinks switch to center field no problem for Jason Heyward

    Chicago Tribune "Cubs manager Joe Maddon can't understand the fuss about Jason Heyward moving from right field to center field. Especially because Maddon knows that Heyward spent his youth as a center field and even started Game 1 of the National League Division Series there for the Cardinals, catching an..." February 24

  • Cubs hoping to change offensive identity with Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist

    CSN Chicago "The Cubs guaranteed $184 million to a player who has never hit 30 homers or driven in 100 runs in a single season, paying for Jason Heyward’s age-26 upside and Gold Glove defense. The Cubs also gave a four-year deal to a guy who will turn 35 in May, betting $56 million on Ben Zobrist’s..." January 30

  • Cubs' Heyward: Critics entitled to their opinions

    Chicago Sun-Times "Newly signed Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward took the high road over the weekend when asked about critical comments made by his former manager and teammates in St. Louis after he said he chose to sign with the Cubs in large part because of the Cubs young core vs. an aging Cardinals..." January 18

  • Adam Wainwright Doesn't Think Jason Heyward Wanted To Be "The One"

    Deadspin "The Cardinals are, for some reason, still saying things about Jason Heyward, who signed with the Chicago Cubs this offseason after playing just one season in St. Louis. Manager Mike Matheny got snippy when Heyward told reporters that one of the reasons he left St. Louis is that the Cubs have a..." December 24

  • Mike Matheny: Heyward comments won't 'ring too well' with Cardinals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "While recently departed Jason Heyward was high in his praise of the Cardinals’ organization as he forsook it to sign with the Chicago Cubs for eight years and $184 million, he made it clear that he was less comfortable with the Cardinals’ core in the long-term than he was with the Cubs. Chicago..." December 20

  • Heyward: Cardinals' window to win closing with aging players

    The Score "Jason Heyward took less money to be part of a youthful Chicago Cubs team for up to the next eight years, and he says age was the deciding factor in his decision not to return to the St. Louis Cardinals. "St. Louis is always going to be a great organization and I don't think anyone would ever be..." December 16

  • Cubs To Sign Jason Heyward

    MLB Trade Rumors "Jason Heyward has chosen to sign with the Cubs, multiple sources tell Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. Exact financial terms aren’t known, but Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweets that the Cubs landed Heyward for less than $200MM despite the fact that the Nationals are said to have offered..." December 12

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Nationals bid $200M for Heyward. Another team, believed to be #STLCards, also was at $200M. Heyward took less to play for #Cubs.

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    Peter Gammons @pgammo

    Jayson Heyard is 8 years, $184M with two opt-outs.

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    Gordon Wittenmyer @GDubCub

    Multiple sources indicate Heyward has indeed chosen Cubs over Cards, Nats.

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Source: Heyward has made a decision. #cardinals were very aggressive but doesn't sound like he chose them. #cubs very much in play here.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    While #Nationals’ entry into Heyward sweepstakes created significant buzz, it is premature to call them the front-runner, sources say.

  • Jason Heyward has a $200 million offer from a mystery team

    SB Nation "Jason Heyward has some decisions to make. He could join the Angels and get to play alongside Mike Trout. He could sign with the Nationals, who turned out to be the Heyward mystery team, and spend at least the next three seasons on Bryce Harper's team. The Cubs want him, and come with the allure of..." December 11

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Sources: #Angels among finalists for Jason Heyward, along with #Cubs and #STLCards. @FOXSports

  • Report: Cards, Cubs among finalists to sign Heyward

    The Score "The winter meetings in Nashville could have a blockbuster finish. Sources tell Jon Morosi of FOX Sports that talks are progressing for Gold Glove outfielder Jason Heyward, who's rumored to be seeking a lucrative multi-year deal in excess of $200 million. Morosi identifies the St. Louis..." December 10

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Cubs among teams showing interest in denard span. Jason heyward also a target, as @GDubCub mentioned

  • Angels interested in Upton, Heyward

    MLB Daily Dish "The Los Angeles Angeles are having ongoing conversations with the representatives of Justin Upton, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports. This is not the only outfielder that the Angels are expressing interest in, as Morosi adds that they have discussed the idea of bringing in Jason..." December 08

  • 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.