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Cubs to Cut OF Jason Heyward After the Season

Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward makes a diving catch on a fly ball by Atlanta Braves' Austin Riley in the third inning of a baseball game April 28, 2021, in Atlanta. The Cubs will cut ties with Heyward after this season, ending one of baseball’s most expensive and unproductive free-agent signings with a year left on his contract. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward makes a diving catch on a fly ball by Atlanta Braves' Austin Riley in the third inning of a baseball game April 28, 2021, in Atlanta. The Cubs will cut ties with Heyward after this season, ending one of baseball’s most expensive and unproductive free-agent signings with a year left on his contract. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Chicago (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs will cut ties with right fielder Jason Heyward after this season, ending one of baseball's most expensive and unproductive free-agent signings with a year left on his contract.

“We’re not going have him with the team next year,” Cubs President of Baseball Operations Jed Hoyer said Monday. “We’ve already talked to him about that. We want to give him the full offseason to find an opportunity. For us, given where we are as a group and where we’re likely going to be in the corner outfield next year, with Seiya (Suzuki) in (right field), we’re going to move in a different direction.”