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Heyward, 31, left a 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 series finale against the Nationals. The 30-year-old Martini is beginning his second stint with the team this season.
Martini started in right field against Washington. First baseman Anthony Rizzo returned to the lineup after he left a 6-3 victory over the Nationals because of tightness in his lower back.
Cubs place Jason Heyward on IL with left hamstring strain originally appeared on NBCSports.com