Jason Heyward made a sliding catch in right field Wednesday evening and an inning later left the game with what was reported as a hamstring issue.
Today, that has forced him to the injured list:
Cubs: Jason Heyward to 10-day IL with left hamstring strain. OF Nick Martini recalled from Triple-A Iowa.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) May 20, 2021
Here's an update on Heyward’s status:
Ross: Heyward's hamstring injury seems to be "on the milder side," but notes that hamstring injuries can be tricky.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) May 20, 2021
Martini has played in five games for the Cubs this year, going 1-for-5. He'll be in this afternoon's starting lineup in right field, as Kris Bryant has been given a scheduled day off.
Hopefully this won't be serious for Heyward and he can return after the 10-day stint.
Today's game preview will post at 11:30 am CT.