Latest Jason Heyward News

Cubs exercise Rizzo's $16.5M option, decline Morrow, Barnett

Nov. 3, 2019 10:44 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs have exercised a $16.5 million option for next season on first baseman Anthony Rizzo and declined options on right-handers Brandon Morrow, Tony Barnette and Kendall Graveman. Rizzo, who won his third Gold Glove on Sunday, agreed in 2013 to a $41 million, seven-year contract that...

Darvish, Heyward stay with Cubs, who also keep Quintana

Nov. 3, 2019 2:49 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Starting pitcher Yu Darvish and outfielder Jason Heyward are staying with the Chicago Cubs, who exercised their $11.5 million option for 2020 on left-hander José Quintana on Saturday and declined their $6.5 million option on lefty Derek Holland, which triggered a $500,000 buyout....

Chicago Cubs hire David Ross to replace Maddon as manager

Oct. 24, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs thought they needed a new voice in the dugout. They are banking on good ol' "Grandpa Rossy" to give them a spark. The Cubs hired David Ross to replace Joe Maddon as their manager Thursday, hoping the former catcher can help them get back to the playoffs after missing out for...

Cubs lose 7th straight, on brink of elimination

Sep. 24, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A seven-game losing streak has all but eliminated the Chicago Cubs and the near finality of that could be felt in their somber clubhouse following the latest defeat. "You don't ever envision failing," right fielder Jason Heyward said quietly. "Whether you're a parent, someone going to...