Jason Heyward RF STL 1 week ago

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jason Heyward was a late addition to Friday's lineup against the San Diego Padres after initially being held out due to a hamstring injury, according to FOX Sports Midwest. Heyward missed two games due to the injury, but convinced manager Mike Matheny he was ready to return following batting practice.

Jason Heyward RF STL 1 week ago

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jason Heyward will miss his second consecutive start Wednesday against the San Francisco Giants because of a hamstring injury, according to the team's official website. The team announced Tuesday that Heyward is not expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Jason Heyward RF STL 2 weeks ago

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jason Heyward will not start Tuesday against the San Francisco Giants after leaving Monday's game because of a hamstring injury, according to the team's official website. Heyward suffered the injury some time during his first at-bat, though the specifics are still unknown. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said after Heyward's removal that he is hopeful that the injury will not cost him extended time. "I thought we were being cautious today," Matheny told MLB.com "Jason wanted to go back out there and play defense and see how it loosened up. He said there have been days where one thing or another has been tight, and he has been able to go and figure it out. We made the proactive move of getting him out when we could, and hopefully that pays off." Hayward has tallied an .896 OPS with two homers and 12 RBI in 99 at-bats after the All-Star break.

Jason Heyward RF STL 2 months ago

Heyward found his way on base four times in five plate appearances Saturday, accumulating two singles, two walks and two runs scored against the Cubs.

He just keeps pulling his numbers up, up, up as his red-hot June continues. Heyward has gone 27-for-81 (.333) with four homers, three steals, 13 RBI and 11 runs this month; while the counting stats remain a bit low, they're bound to come up if the Cardinals keep deploying him in the middle of the batting order.

Jason Heyward RF STL 2 months ago

Heyward stayed hot Thursday, hitting his ninth home run of the season and finishing 1-for-4 with three RBI in the win over Miami.

Heyward is hitting a blazing .410/.425/.769 over his last 10 games with two doubles, four home runs, 10 RBI and two stolen bases. This could be a real break out from the 25-year-old veteran, but if fantasy owners are still skeptical it provides a great window to sell high.

Jason Heyward RF STL 2 months ago

Heyward provided most of the Cardinals offense Sunday, going 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the loss to Philadelphia.

The Cardinals as a team collected just seven hits, nearly half coming from Heyward. He's been on a tear his last 20 games, hitting .348/.371/.470 in that time frame.

Jason Heyward RF STL 2 months ago

Heyward will bat fourth in the lineup against the Phillies Saturday.

Heyward has been batting all over the lineup this season, but his recent hot stretch (.317 AVG, three doubles in two weeks) has pushed him into the heart of the order for the Cards. With Matt Holiday (quadriceps) on the DL and Mark Reynolds getting a night off, Heyward will get his first shot hitting cleanup for the St. Louis.

Jason Heyward RF STL 2 months ago

Heyward went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a 2-1 loss to the Twins on Thursday.

The homer was his first in the month of June, as he last went yard May 27 against the Diamondbacks. While it's been a tough year for Heyward, with his OBP lingering around .300, he's been heating up recently, having hit safely in six of his last seven games. He was already on pace for double-digit homers and steals, but Heyward would need to hit a big hot streak to even have a chance at a 20-20 season. At least he's moved back up in the lineup a bit lately, which should help boost his awful RBI total (20).

Jason Heyward RF STL 3 months ago

Heyward is not in the lineup against the Rockies on Tuesday.

Despite a robust .320 average against left-handers this season, Heyward will sit against Rockies southpaw Jorge De La Rosa. With Matt Holliday (quad) hitting the DL, the Cards will go with a starting outfield of Jon Jay (left), Peter Bourjos (center) and Randal Grichuk (right).

Jason Heyward RF STL 3 months ago

Heyward is out of the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers.

Heyward started the last two times the Cardinals faced a lefty and is batting .320/.382/.440 against left-handed pitching so far this season, but manager Mike Matheny has decided to stack his lineup almost exclusively with righty bats against Clayton Kershaw. Randal Grichuk will start in right field and bat fifth.