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Chicago Cubs: Assessing the North Siders’ injuries

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Jun 28, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17) is helped off the field after injuring his foot while making a catch against the Washington Nationals in the fifth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 28, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17) is helped off the field after injuring his foot while making a catch against the Washington Nationals in the fifth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports
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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.

In Heyward’s absence, Jon Jay, Kris Bryant, and Mark Zagunis have played right field.

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