Chris Heisey
LF/RF FA
4 months ago

Heisey (groin) was released by the Nationals on Sunday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Nationals recent acquisition of outfielder Howie Kendrick coupled with the fact that Heisey has been sidelined with a groin injury lead to the veteran outfielder being released by the club that he'd spend the last two seasons with. The 32-year-old, who is hitting just .162 in 79 plate appearances this season, will look to pick up with a new organization.

Chris Heisey
LF/RF FA
4 months ago

Heisey (groin) was able to run the bases prior to Thursday's game against the Brewers, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

This marks the first time that Heisey tested out his groin on the bases after landing on the disabled list Sunday. The outfielder should be able to return once he's eligible, as this appears to be a minor setback. Throughout the course of the year in the big league, Heisey is hitting .162/.215/.270 in just 38 games, but should have no problem wrestling away playing time in the thin Washington outfield.

Chris Heisey
LF/RF FA
4 months ago

Heisey (groin) was placed on the 10-day DL on Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Heisey suffered the injury attempting to leg out a triple in Saturday's game, and reports surfaced Sunday morning that the injury would land him on the disabled list. The Nationals followed through with that move, calling up Andrew Stevenson in a corresponding move to maintain depth in the outfield.

Chris Heisey
LF/RF FA
4 months ago

Heisey hurt his groin while legging out a triple in Saturday's game, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

He went 1-for-4 with a run and a walk, but that one hit was costly, as it sounds like he will be unavailable for Sunday's series finale against the Diamondbacks. Ryan Raburn is going on the bereavement list Sunday and Jayson Werth and Michael Taylor are already on the DL, so the Nationals' outfield will be stretched incredibly thin in the short term.

Chris Heisey
LF/RF FA
4 months ago

Heisey will start in left field and bat seventh Sunday against the Reds, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Heisey will receive his second start in three games to open up the second half as the Nationals look to find a replacement for Michael Taylor (oblique), who remains on the 10-day disabled list. Taylor isn't expected to miss extensive time and has resumed baseball activities, but Heisey and Ryan Raburn could benefit from extra at-bats in the short term nonetheless.

Chris Heisey
LF/RF FA
5 months ago

Heisey was activated from the 10-day disabled list Friday,Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Heisey hasn't played since May 23 while recovering from a right bicep rupture and was delayed by an unfortunate setback during his rehab assignment. Nonetheless, the veteran outfielder appears good to go after appearing in five contests with Triple-A Syracuse and returns amidst an injury-depleted Nationals' outfield. With Jayson Werth (toe) and Michael Taylor (oblique) both sidelined indefinitely, Heisey could see plenty of opportunities to make a case for extensive playing time.

Chris Heisey
LF/RF FA
5 months ago

Manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that Heisey (biceps) would remain on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Syracuse "a little longer," Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Baker didn't specify a length for Heisey's rehab assignment, his comment implies that the outfielder isn't expected to be activated from the 10-day disabled list until after the All-Star break. Heisey has already made five rehab appearances, with his last three coming at the Triple-A level. He's recorded two hits in nine at-bats with Buffalo.

Chris Heisey
LF/RF FA
5 months ago

Heisey (biceps) will head to Triple-A Syracuse for a rehab assignment that begins Friday, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Heisey has been on the disabled list for over a month now, and appears to be near 100 percent as he journeys to Syracuse for his rehab assignment. The 32-year-old began hitting Saturday, and could return to the team before the All-Star break barring any additional setbacks.

Chris Heisey
LF/RF FA
5 months ago

Heisey (biceps) will take batting practice before Monday's game against the Cubs, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Heisey appears to be back on track in his rehab after suffering a setback earlier in the month. The Nationals will likely continue to take it slow with the 32-year-old, whose setback was said to be a result of trying to rush back from the injury. Heisey will continue to ramp up his baseball activities before ultimately resuming a rehab assignment.

Chris Heisey
LF/RF FA
6 months ago

Heisey (biceps) suffered a setback in his rehab and will be temporarily shut down, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Heisey had played just two rehab games with Double-A Harrisburg before he was re-evaluated by trainers, who determined his arm had not fully healed. The 32-year-old is recovering from a right biceps tendon rupture and manager Dusty Baker said his outfielder may have been trying to rush back into action too quickly. Heisey will lay off baseball activities until his swelling goes down, at which point a new timetable for his return could materialize.