UPDATED 1:22pm EST, 12/11/15
The Cubs have gotten their man. Per multiple sources, Heyward has signed a multi-year deal with the club. Details coming soon.
Outfielder Jason Heyward is currently the biggest name left in free agency, and it looks like he's ready to choose between his reported shortlist of the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels, St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals.
According to a source cited by St. Louis Post Dispatch writer Derrick Gould, it looks like the Cubs have a fantastic shot of signing Heyward away from the home-standing Cardinals.
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) December 11, 2015
According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, both the Cardinals and Nationals are "discouraged" about the way the Heyward bidding war is going:
Cubs definitely still in mix for heyward, with decision coming soon. Nats, and according to @dgoold cardinals, discouraged— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 11, 2015
In fact, the Cardinals may in fact be completely out on Heyward.
There hasn't been much lately to come out involving the Angels' chase for Heyward, but all signs seem to be pointing to the Chicago Cubs as a prohibitive favorite.
Heyward, 26, posted a .293/.359/.439 slash line with 13 home runs and 60 RBI for the Cardinals in 2015 (154 games). He also won a Gold Glove award this year for his work in right field -- the third of his career.
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