Heyward has a left index finger injury (Benny Sieu - USA Today Sports)
Heyward has a left index finger injury (Benny Sieu - USA Today Sports)

Cubs place Jason Heyward on 10-day IL, recall outfielder to make MLB debut


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CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today placed outfielder Jason Heyward on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to August 4) with left index finger inflammation and recalled outfielder Greg Deichmann from Triple-A Iowa.

Deichmann will wear uniform number six and is available for today’s 1:20 p.m. CT game against the Chicago White Sox at Wrigley Field. He looks to make his major league debut.

Deichmann, 26, has played in seven games for Iowa, hitting .200 (4-for-20) with two doubles, a RBI and a stolen base since he was acquired by the Cubs, July 26, from the Athletics with right-handed pitcher Daniel Palencia for left-handed pitcher Andrew Chafin.

The left-handed hitting Deichmann was batting .300 (63-for-210) with 14 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 35 RBI, a .433 on-base percentage and an .885 OPS in 60 games for Triple-A Las Vegas, his first season at the Triple-A level, at the time of the trade.

Originally selected by the Athletics in the second round of the 2017 draft out of Louisiana State University, Deichmann has batted .247 (222-for-899) with 52 doubles, 11 triples, 30 home runs, 130 RBI, 138 walks and a .348 on-base percentage in 251 career minor league games. He has played 199 games in right field, 15 games in left field, six games in center field and five games at first base.

Ranked as the Athletics ninth-best prospect in the system by MLB.com, Deichmann played for Mesa in the Arizona Fall league following the 2019 season and was named to the All-AFL Rising Stars team after leading the league with eight home runs in 23 games.

Heyward, 31, is hitting .198 (51-for-258) with 12 doubles, one triple, six home runs and 22 RBI in 83 games for Chicago this season.

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