The Los Angeles Dodgers haven’t done much of anything this offseason.
On Thursday, the Dodgers made another depth move.
According to Robert Murray of FanSided, the Dodgers have signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league deal.
Heyward had one year left on his contract with the Chicago Cubs, who released him at the end of the season.
The Dodgers have signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor-league contract.
— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) December 8, 2022
Dodgers Take Flyer On Heyward
The 33-year-old signed an eight-year deal with the Cubs prior to the 2016 season and was a part of their run to the World Series.
Unfortunately, the signing did not pan out for the North Siders.
In 2022, the veteran outfielder hit for just a .204 average, picking up only 28 hits and one home run in 137 at-bats.
He also posted an abysmal -0.7 WAR.
However, he will have an opportunity to prove himself again.
The Dodgers have given him an invite to spring training.
In addition to his 2016 World Series ring, Heyward has received an All-Star nod, five Gold Gloves, and a Wilson Overall Defensive Player of the Year award.
While his offense declined, his defense remained elite.
With Cody Bellinger gone, Heyward may have an opportunity waiting for him with the big-league club.
The 33-year-old came up with the Atlanta Braves in 2010 and played there until being traded to the St. Louis Cardinals before the 2015 season.