Jason Heyward out of Cubs Lineup with sore right wrist
Jason Heyward’s absence from the starting lineup for the opener of the three-game series with the Pirates sent up the red flag. Multiple reports early in the afternoon from PNC Park indicated the Cubs were just giving Heyward at day off. But Heyward is dealing with a minor injury.
According to multiple reports, Jason Heyward has a sore right wrist. And that’s the reason he is not starting.
Heyward is receiving treatment. Joe Maddon told the beat writers he “doesn’t anticipate much down time” and said the Cubs are not considering it a serious injury.
Mark Gonzales reported Heyward is day-to-day and is available to pinch-hit Monday.
According to ESPN Chicago, Heyward will not start the next two games due to the sore right wrist.
Heyward has been bothered by the sore wrist since the series with the Diamondbacks (April 7-10). Heyward has been dealing with the discomfort but the pain got to the point he needed to take a couple of days off to see if that will help.
Jason Heyward is batting .211/.317/.256 with four doubles and a .573 OPS in 23 games this season.
Will update as information is available.