Freddie Freeman key signing Heyward on Dodgers
In early December of last year, the dodgers they reached an agreement with the veteran patrolman Jason Hewardwith a minor league contract and an invitation to spring training, where he will have a chance to fight for a spot on the Major League roster.
A month after this pact, it came to light that Freddy Freemana close friend and former teammate of Heyward’s with the Atlanta Braves, advocated for him at Dodgers for the team to sign him. “He’s got a little chip on his shoulder. I know he wants to come in and compete for a job.” Said the starting first baseman for the Dodgers regarding what he thinks of the 33-year-old outfielder.
Freeman and Heyward have known each other since they were 16 years old, when they joined the “Georgia Tribe” and played branch games together until making it to the Big Top in 2010.
Heyward left Atlanta after the 2014 season for the St. Louis Cardinals organization, where he only played one year. The following season (2016), he joined the Chicago Cubs and was champion of the World Series with which the team from the windy city ended a drought of more than 100 years without lifting the trophy.
Jason Heyward spent his last seven seasons with the Cubs, signing with him for eight seasons and $184 million before the 2016 season. However, Chicago released him in the final year of his contract in November after announcing he would not return. to the team by 2023.