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Jason Heyward not expected to take the field with the Cubs again

Jason Heyward’s time on the field with the Cubs is likely over.

President of baseball operations Jed Hoyer said on Monday that he doesn’t expect Heyward to return from the injured list this season and that he won’t play out the final year of his contract with the Cubs.

“We want to give him the full offseason to be able to go out and find an opportunity,” Hoyer said. “And for us, given where we are as a group, and where we’re going to likely be in the corner outfield next year with Seiya [Suzuki] and Ian [Happ], we’re going to move in a different direction.