Jason Heyward, 10-Day DL
Unlike much of the Cubs’ roster, Jason Heyward is enjoying a bounce-back season from a year ago. After slashing .230/.306/.325 in 2016, Heyward realized a change was needed. Heyward worked in the off-season to “re-tool” his swing and close the gaps in his game.
Heyward’s work in the off-season seems to be helping. In 55 games, Heyward is slashing .258/.315/.399 with six home runs and 29 RBI.
Despite his solid start, Heyward was placed on the DL last week. Heyward suffered a cut on his right hand after attempting to catch a foul ball.
Heyward’s injury does not seem to be serious but will need some time to heal before the 27-year-old will be able to return to action. The three-time Gold Glover is eligible to come off the DL later this week and seems to be on pace to make that happen.