Former Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward joins Dodgers on minor-league deal

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By 670 The Score

(670 The Score) Former Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward has joined the Dodgers on a minor league contract.

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The deal includes an invitation to big league camp next spring, the team said.

The Cubs released Heyward in November as he had one year and $22 million left on his $184-million contract. Heyward hadn’t played in a game since June, as he struggled through injuries and he and the team mutually decided it was best to part ways.

Heyward, 33, hit .204 with one homer, 10 RBIs and a .556 OPS in 48 games in 2022. It concluded a disappointing Cubs tenure for him, as Heyward struggled at the plate for nearly his entire time in Chicago, where he hit .245 with a .700 OPS and 85 OPS+ (league average is 100) across seven seasons.

Heyward was a starter and contributor on the 2016 Cubs team that broke a long drought by winning a World Series title, and now he’ll look to earn a role with a Dodgers team that annually competes for championships.

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