WATCH: Heyward lays out for spectacular diving catch


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Pos: RF/CF   Height: 6-5   Weight: 240   Hometown: Ridgewood, NJ (Henry County (HS) HS)  
Years Played: 2016 - 2018

CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward showed out on the defensive end in the Cubs' matchup against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. In the second inning, he made a sliding grab to prevent a Reds hit, and, in the sixth inning, he laid out for an incredible snow-cone catch.

Preventing one or more runs from scoring, Heyward, a five-time Gold Glove recipient, dove to his right to snag a liner from Jose Peraza in right-center. Coming with runners on first and second and two outs, the catch kept the score at 3-1 in favor of the Reds and saved the Cubs from falling into a deeper hole.


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