CHRIS HEISEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Washington Nationals' lack of offseason moves is head-scratching

Owners maintain the right to spend or not spend, make arbitrary decisions on personnel -- essentially, do whatever the heck they want.Owners also maintain the right to decline comment to reporters who seek explanation for their strategies, leaving fans to wonder what the heck is going on.The Nationals’ owners cannot be called cheap, not when they supported the game’s fifth-highest...
Via FOX Sports
14 days ago

Nationals agree to terms on $1.4M, 1-year deal with Heisey

WASHINGTON (AP) Chris Heisey has agreed to $1.4 million, one-year deal to return to the Washington Nationals. Agent Paul Cobbe confirmed the deal in an email to The Associated Press on Sunday. A favorite of Nationals manager Dusty Baker, Heisey hit nine home runs in spot and pinch-hitting duties during the 2016 regular season. The 31-year-old hit a pinch-hit, two-run home run...
Via Associated Press
November 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Key reserve Chris Heisey re-signs with Nationals on one-year deal

The Washington Nationals signed their first free agent of the 2017 offseason Friday when they agreed to a one-year deal with pinch-hit specialist Chris Heisey, according to people familiar with the situation. The deal is done barring any unexpected issues with Heisey’s physical, and will pay him $1.4 million according to a source familiar with […]
Via Nationals Journal
November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Dodgers acquire Chris Heisey from the Reds

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Chris Heisey from the Cincinnati Reds, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. The return for Heisey from the Dodgers is pitcher Matt Magill, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. #Dodgers have traded for Chris Heisey, according to a baseball source. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) December 3, 2014 dodgers trade matt magill for OF chris...
Via Baseball Essential
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Heisey is Comparable to the 2009 Chris Heisey

Chris Heisey made his big-league debut with the Cincinnati Reds in 2010. A year earlier he put up a .900 OPS with 22 home runs and 21 stolen bases between Double-A and Triple-A. Following his break-out season on the farm he played in the Arizona Fall League. Heisey has yet to break out in the […]
Via Fangraphs
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Heisey: The People's Choice, pinch-hitter extraordinaire

CINCINNATI -- Chris Heisey is 'The People's Choice' in Cincinnati, a guy who can't push a grocery cart in a parking lot without somebody stopping him to say, "You should be playing every day." He doesn't play every day, but he plays a lot because he is the team's fourth outfielder and he can play all three outfield positions with no drop in coverage or production at home plate. And...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Heisey's hit gives Reds chance to relax

CINCINNATI -- There were about three weeks to go before spring training began. Chris Heisey was working out at home with a friend, hitting baseballs in the batting cage but not hitting them the way he wanted. He just wasn't comfortable. Frustrated, he somehow got himself to relax. Don't tense up the shoulders so much. Hold the bat around chest level and let things go from there....
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Heisey hits 2 HRs, sends Reds over Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Chris Heisey is confident in knowing he doesn't have to put a lot of pressure on himself to make the Cincinnati Reds' major league roster out of spring training. A seasoned veteran and valuable fourth outfielder, he can focus on more specialized parts of his game. Heisey looked to be dialed in on Friday, hitting two homers as a split squad of Reds beat the Seattle...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Heisey jumping out at Reds spring training

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Chris Heisey walked into the clubhouse Monday morning, a bag of bats slung over his shoulder. When he reached his locker and dropped the bag on the floor, his dressing neighbor, Chris Nelson, said, "Man, that was some batting practice session. You are the talk of the camp." A writer approached Heisey and said, "You look as if you are ready for the season. You are...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Heisey, Reds agree at $1.76M, avoid arbitration

Outfielder Chris Heisey has agreed to a $1.76 million, one-year contract, leaving the Cincinnati Reds with five players in salary arbitration. Heisey was in line to take over as the full-time left fielder after Ryan Ludwick tore the labrum in his right shoulder while sliding into base on opening day. Instead, Heisey pulled his right hamstring and was on the disabled list from April...
Via Associated Press
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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