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Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Jason Heyward, despite another year left on contract, won’t be back with Chicago Cubs in 2023, Jed Hoyer says

He’ll forever be known in Chicago for “the speech,” but Jason Heyward’s time as a Cub is winding down, despite having one more year left on his contract.

Heyward, 32, won’t be back with the Cubs for an eighth season in 2023, president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer said Monday.

“We want to give him a full offseason to be able to go out and find an opportunity,” Hoyer said. “We’ll go our separate directions at the end of the year.”

Heyward has been on the injured list since late June with a knee ailment and might not return this season, meaning it’s likely he has played his last game as a Cub.

The team signed him to an eight-year, $184 million deal prior to the 2016 season. The Cubs would go on to win the World Series that season, their first in 108 years, and Heyward was credited by many in the organization with sparking the team to its 10-inning victory in Game 7 with a speech he delivered during a rain delay in Cleveland.

Despite those heroics, Heyward struggled at the plate for much of his Cubs career. He slashed just .245/.323/.377 during his seven years with Chicago.

 

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