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Watch: Heyward works on new swing

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Jason Heyward's first season after signing a $184-million contract with the Chicago Cubs didn't exactly go well.

The 27-year-old struggled offensively, posting a .230/.306/.325 slash line with a career-low OPS of .631, hitting just seven home runs in 592 plate appearances.

In order to switch things up - hopefully for the better - Heyward has been working on a new swing in offseason workouts in Arizona.

His new approach features different hand positioning and bat placement than his stance from 2016.

The season prior to signing with the Cubs, Heyward hit .293/.359/.439 with the St. Louis Cardinals.

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