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Chicago Cubs place outfielder Jason Heyward (hamstring) on injured list

May 17, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward (22) rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Washington Nationals during the second inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
May 17, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward (22) rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Washington Nationals during the second inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs put outfielder Jason Heyward on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left hamstring strain.

The club recalled Nick Martini from Triple-A Iowa and put him in the starting lineup playing right field in Thursday’s series finale against the Washington Nationals.

Heyward left Wednesday night’s game after making a sliding catch. The issue is reportedly on the mild side.

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Heyward, 31, is batting just .183 in 39 games this season with four home runs and 13 RBIs.

Martini is 1-for-5 in five games for the Cubs this season.

–Field Level Media

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