Jason Heyward, a right fielder for the Chicago Cubs, left a game with a left hand abrasion. Heyward’s injury came occurred in the second inning. Heyward was injured while he was making a sliding catch. Heyward received treatment on his left hand before he stepped on the field in the third inning. Heyward left the game for good after his last at-bat that came in the third inning.
The cut to Heyward’s hand is a deep cut, and this could result in him being out for a few days before it can properly heal. There is no timetable for Heyward’s return, but he could be the next Cubs player to be placed on the disabled list. The Cubs manager, Joe Maddon, was not able to give a straight when he was asked if Heyward would be placed on the disabled list. Understandably, Heyward has not been able to fully grip a baseball bat or throw a baseball since the left hand abrasion.
Maddon does expect Heyward to return soon if there is a proper healing process. These are not the first games Heyward has missed this season. Heyward missed twelve games in May after he suffered an injury to one of his fingers on his right hand. Heyward injured his finger diving for a ball. Heyward is a Gold Glove outfielder, and he has certainly proven that he deserves it. He has also shown that being a Gold Glove outfielder will mean you may suffer some painful injuries during the season.