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Cubs president: Jason Hayward won't return in 2023

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Respected veteran outfielder Jason Hayward, who helped the Chicago Cubs win the 2016 World Series, will not be returning to the team next season.

Before Monday's home game against the Washington Nationals, Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer told reporters that Hayward won't be returning to the team in 2023. 18}

It's going to be Hayward's. The final season of the eight-year, $184 million deal he signed before the 2016 season — the Cubs finally broke the 108-year World Series drought The team still owes him $22 million for next season after planning to release him this winter.

due to knee injury 6 Hayward, who has not played since March 24, will remain with the team until the end of the season. play.

"Jason and I have talked a lot about future directions," Hoyer said. "And next year, I don't think we'll have him as part of the team. We'll go our separate ways.

"I've had some pretty candid conversations with him about this. Jason is a great human being. He doesn't like it, but he certainly understands where we are...I think it's been frustrating for the last half of the year.

Hayward, who turns 33 on Tuesday, says the Cubs will be 8 He is best known for inspiring the Cubs with his fiery speech to his teammates in the rain during Game 7 of the World Series victory over Cleveland, the first champion since 1908. It was -7 in 10 innings on Shipp," Hoyer said of Hayward. "He should be remembered as such, too." In his 48 games this season, Hayward is batting .204 with his one home run and his 10 RBIs. In his 7th season in Chicago, after the Atlanta Braves (2010-14) and St. Louis Cardinals (2015), Hayward was a . Gold in his Grab Award.

– Field Level Media