Jason Heyward RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jason Heyward returns to Cubs' lineup

    Chicago Tribune "In the latest effort to get production out of the right field position, the Cubs are going back to Jason Heyward for Game 4 of the World Series. Heyward is batting only 2-for-31 in the postseason, but that merely fits in with the rest of the right field candidates such as Jorge Soler..." October 29

  • Heyward happy to accept benching if Cubs win World Series

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Both the Cardinals and the Cubs made the same bet in the past two seasons on the upside of the same player, and Jason Heyward has a simple, one-word solution for fixing the swing that has limited him with both teams. “Play,” he said. That doesn’t seem likely until next spring. Heyward,..." October 28

  • Jason Heyward Benched Ahead of Game 3

    12 Up "Man, $184 million simply doesn't buy what it used to. It seems the Cubs' biggest offseason acquisition has completed his transition to platoon bat and ace defender before Game 3 of the NLCS Tuesday night. With floater-tossing lefty Rich Hill on the mound in Los Angeles, Heyward will sit in..." October 18

  • 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