Jason Heyward wins National League Gold Glove award
Jason Heyward will have to make some room for another Gold Glove award.
The right fielder won another NL Rawlings Gold Glove award for his right field position on Tuesday night, marking the fourth-straight year Heyward has taken home the award. The award is the fifth in his eight-year career.
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Heyward had a .936 zone rating per STATS Inc. which was tied for sixth among N.L. outfielders. In 124 games played in the outfield this season, Heyward posted a fielding percentage of .992 while committing just 2 errors, turning 5 double plays and finishing with 6 outfield assists.
He’s consistently been one of the best defensive outfielders since his career began in 2010. Since that time, Heyward leads all of MLB with 138 defensive runs saved in the outfield.
The news comes just hours after a rumor circulated that the San Francisco Giants were interested in trading for the outfielder despite his large contract. The Cubs could be looking to move Heyward if the chance is there this offseason.