Los Angeles Dodgers Veteran Outfielder Makes "Significant" Swing Change

He latched on with the Los Angeles Dodgers in December after being released by the Chicago Cubs in November.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said over the weekend that outfielder Jason Heyward has made "significant" adjustments to his swing mechanics over the winter.

Heyward has clearly declined offensively over the last several years, seeing his batting average, power and speed all decrease, as is normal for a thirty-three-year-old player entering his 14th major league season.

However, the good news for Heyward is that he's with an organization that has a great reputation for reviving seemingly washed-up players, and it sounds like the work has already begun. 

We'll have to wait and see if the adjustments produce positive effects.

Heyward is entering his 14th major league season. He holds a .257/.339/.406 triple-slash line, with 159 home runs, 641 RBIs and 118 stolen bases over 1,579 games.

He's spent the last seven seasons with the Chicago Cubs and has also spent five years with the Atlanta Braves and one with the St. Louis Cardinals.
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