Dodgers sign Heyward to minor-league contract
The deal includes an invite to major-league spring training camp.
The 33-year-old was released by the Chicago Cubs at the beginning of the offseason. He had one year and $22 million remaining on an eight-year, $184-million contract that he originally signed prior to the 2016 campaign.
The former All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner missed the majority of the 2022 season with a knee injury. He hit .204/.278/.277 with one homer and one stolen base over 48 games.
Over his seven-year stint with the Cubs, Heyward posted a .700 OPS (86 OPS+) in 744 games played. He memorably helped them win the curse-breaking 2016 World Series.
Coincidentally, the Cubs recently signed Dodgers outcast Cody Bellinger to a one-year, $17.5-million contract.