Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
16 hours ago

Heyward went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Heyward was activated from the 10-day disabled list Sunday after missing some time with a finger injury, and he has hits in all three games since he's been back. The emergence of Ian Happ could complicate things in the Chicago outfield, but it looks like Jon Jay and Albert Almora are more at risk of losing playing time than Heyward.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
4 days ago

Heyward was activated from the 10-day disabled list Sunday. He'll bat sixth and man right field.

EDGE Analysis

The Cubs had planned to have Heyward back in the lineup Saturday, but that game ended up getting postponed. He'll return to the fold for the series finale and will presumably take on the brunt of the starts in right field, with recent call-up Ian Happ seemingly have displaced Jon Jay and Albert Almora as manager Joe Maddon's preferred option in center field.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
5 days ago

Heyward (finger) was activated from the 10-day DL and is starting in right field and hitting sixth Saturday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

He will resume his typical role in right field after missing 13 games with the finger injury. Ian Happ, who was up from Triple-A largely as a replacement for Heyward, is also in the lineup, playing center field and hitting fifth. The weather is pretty poor in Chicago, so there is a chance this game gets postponed.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
5 days ago

Heyward (finger) took batting practice on Friday and will likely be activated Saturday, Jeff Arnold of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Heyward, out since May 6 with a sprained finger, said his rehab appearance with Single-A South Bend went better than expected and he's certain he'll be able to return to the lineup as expected. It's great news for both parties as it allows manager Joe Maddon to reinsert a left-handed hitter into the lineup. Heyward is slashing .253/.333/.364 with 17 RBI this season and should be in line to return to his everyday role in right field, despite the emergence of phenom outfielder Ian Happ.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
6 days ago

Heyward (hand) returned to the Cubs on Friday, but the team won't activate him until Saturday, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The outfielder went 1-for-3 with an RBI on Thursday for Low-A South Bend, and Chicago deemed that enough practice for him. Heyward should be back patrolling right field for the second game of the Cubs' weekend series against the Brewers. He's batting .253/.333/.364 with three home runs and 17 RBI in 111 plate appearances.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
1 week ago

Heyward (hand) is scheduled to start his rehab assignment with Low-A South Bend on Thursday, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Heyward, who has been working his way back from a knuckle injury for the majority of May, is heading to South Bend for the final step in his recovery before rejoining the Cubs. If all goes well, it's possible that Heyward rejoins the big club over the weekend, though the Cubs could choose to keep him in there for a couple rehab games.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
1 week ago

Manager Joe Maddon said that Heyward (hand) may embark on a rehab assignment prior to returning to the Cubs, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Some reports came out and said that Heyward may be able to return to action before this weekend, but the Cubs' skipper is apparently having second thoughts about that. A short rehab assignment could still have the 27-year-old back in the fray by the end of the weekend, but more details about his exact return date should become clear once the Cubs' brass make a decision one way or another.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
1 week ago

Heyward (hand) is taking batting practice on the field Tuesday and could be activated before the weekend, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

If all goes well Tuesday, Heyward will be one step closer to rejoining the Cubs. He's eligible to rejoin the team at any time now, though the Cubs won't rush him back, especially with the production they're now getting from his replacement, Ian Happ. More should be known about his possible return date come Wednesday, though the weekend series against the Brewers appears to be a possibility.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
1 week ago

Manager Joe Maddon announced Sunday that Heyward (hand) will not be activated from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, but will likely be activated shortly thereafter, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though Heyward is recovering well from the knuckle injury sustained on May 5, he will not be ready to rejoin the team Tuesday in Cincinnati. Based on Maddon's comments, it appears more likely that the Gold Glover will be activated later in the week, perhaps for the start of the team's weekend series against the Brewers beginning May 19.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
2 weeks ago

Heyward (hand) will attempt to take some dry swings Friday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the pain in his hand said to be "more localized" after several days of rest, Heyward is now ready to test the injury with dry swings (swings without contact with baseballs). An estimated return timetable will remain cloudy until Heyward ramps up closer to full activity.