Officially The End: The Chicago Cubs Have Released Jason Heyward

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Officially The End: The Chicago Cubs Have Released Jason Heyward

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A little over three months ago, the Chicago Cubs announced that outfielder Jason Heyward would not be returning to play for the team this season, and would be released when the season ended.

Today, that release is now official: Jason Heyward, with one year left on his eight-year contract, has been released by the Cubs. The 40-man roster is down to 33.

Heyward, who never stopped working to be the best version of himself, will be free to try to find another team for 2023, though it’s debatable whether a minor league deal will even be there. It’s possible his career is over at age 33. All the best to him in any case.

For many more words on the positive impacts he had on the organization, despite the frequently disappointing performance, I wrote about his time with the Cubs here and here. I have no unkind words for Jason Heyward. I’m just glad that everyone is moving on.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.