Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Former All-Star Outfielder

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed a former outfield All-Star. He's no Cody Bellinger, however. 33-year-old (he's only 33?) Jason Heyward has signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers. 

Heyward was an All-Star in his rookie season, way back in 2010, hitting .277 with the Atlanta Braves with 18 home runs, a .393 OBP and an .849 OPS.  Both his on-base and OPS were career-highs.

After signing an eight-year, $184M deal with the Chicago Cubs before the 2016 season, he went on to post a .245 average with a meager .700 OPS in seven seasons at Wrigley, before the Cubs decided to cut ties after the 2022 season, eating the final $22M on the contract. 

While he never performed up to expectations at the plate, his defense remained elite, as he won five Gold Gloves for his work in right field.

Heyward will get an invite to spring training for the Dodgers and after the last two seasons in which he compiled a combined average of .210 and an OPS just under .600, he'll try to prove he can still contribute at the major league level.

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