Dodgers’ Jason Heyward replaced because of Back Tightness

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Jason Heyward has been dealing with back tightness since the exhibition Freeway Series. It has carried over into the regular season and he is expected to miss Tuesday’s game against the San Francisco Giants.


After being scratched from Monday’s game, Heyward left Dodger Stadium three hours before the first pitch to see Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles for further testing.


#Dodgers Jason Heyward has had persistent back stiffness/soreness over the past week. Is being examined by Dr. Watkins



“Yesterday as he was getting loose during the game, he just had a harder time getting ready,” Roberts said Monday. “Today he came in a little sore, stiff, so we decided to give him a day. He won’t be available tonight, and we’ll see tomorrow how he comes out.”


Heyward was originally slated to start Monday night’s game against Giants right-hander Keaton Winn. The plan coming into the season was to give Heyward starts against right-handed pitching. Last season he hit .276 against right-handers compared to .192 against leftie



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