Cubs place OF Heyward on IL with left hamstring strain

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CHICAGO (AP)The Cubs placed outfielder Jason Heyward on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left hamstring strain.

Heyward, 31, left Wednesday night’s 4-3 loss to Washington in the fourth inning. He is batting .183 with four homers and 13 RBIs in 39 games.

”Hamstrings are always iffy, but seems to be on the milder side,” manager David Ross said.

Chicago also recalled outfielder Nick Martini from Triple-A Iowa before its 5-2 victory over Washington. The 30-year-old Martini is beginning his second stint with the team this season.

Martini started in right field against the Nationals. He hit a sacrifice fly in the second inning for his big league RBI since Sept. 14, 2019, for San Diego at Colorado.

First baseman Anthony Rizzo had two hits in his return to the lineup after he left Tuesday’s 6-3 victory over the Nationals because of tightness in his lower back.

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