by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) The injury to Reds left fielder Chris Heisey, who was pulled off a rehab assignment after straining his hamstring, doesn't appear to be severe, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
"It wasn’t horrendous," assistant general manager Bob Miller told the Enquirer. "He tweaked it."
Heisey originally was scheduled to return to the Reds Friday before re-injuring his hamstring. The earliest he'll return now is May 24, when the Reds begin their next homestand.
Chris Heisey pulled off rehab stint
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Reds outfielder Chris Heisey has been pulled off his rehab assignment after re-straining his hamstring playing for Double-A Pensacola on Monday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. He has returned to Cincinnati to be evaluated.
Chris Heisey left rehab game with discomfort in hamstring
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Reds outfielder Chris Heisey left Monday's rehab game with "discomfort in his hamstring."
Heisey appeared to re-injure the area early in Monday's game and was taken out after just one inning. The Reds expect to know more about the setback Tuesday, according to director of media relations Jamie Ramsey. It was Heisey's first game back after injuring his hamstring in late April.
Chris Heisey leaves rehab game early
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Reds outfielder Chris Heisey appeared to re-aggravate his hamstring injury while rehabbing for Double-A Pensacola on Monday night, the Pensacola News Journal reports. He played defense in the first inning but was pulled for a pinch hitter in the bottom half of the frame.
Heisey, who was placed on the disabled list April 29 due to a strained hamstring, was expected to be activated Friday.
Chris Heisey begins rehab assignment
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) As expected, Reds outfielder Chris Heisey will begin a rehab assignment Monday.
Heisey is expected to play three games with the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos before he's activated Friday. Heisey last played April 27 after straining his hamstring. He's hitting .173/.195/.293 in 75 at-bats this year.
Chris Heisey to return Friday
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) The Reds expect to get outfielderChris Heisey back from a strained hamstring Friday against Philadelphia, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Heisey hit the disabled list with the injury April 29. He is slated to go on a short rehab assignment beginning Monday, in which he will likely play three games at the minor league level. He will likely take the left field starting job from Xavier Paul upon his return.
Chris Heisey looking ahead to rehab
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) Reds outfielder Chris Heisey is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Pensacola Monday as he continues his recovery from a right hamstring strain, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Heisey has not played since April 27 because of the issue and is hoping to return for the start of the Reds' series at Miami on Tuesday.
Chris Heisey eyeing May 13 return
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Reds outfielder Chris Heisey, on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, continues to make progress and remains optimistic about returning on May 13, his first day eligible to return. However, the Reds have yet to announce a clear timetable for his return.
"Things are going good," Heisey told MLB.com Sunday. "My leg is feeling better every day. Everything is progressing like I was hoping."
Heisey has been sidelined since April 27. He is hitting .173 with two home runs and five RBIs in 23 games before getting hurt.
Reds place Chris Heisey on DL
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) The Reds have placed outfielder Chris Heisey on the disabled list.
Heisey left Saturday's game with a strained hamstring, and did not play Sunday. Heisey was expected to hit the disabled list, but the team waited until Monday to make the move official. Donald Lutz has been called up to fill Heisey's roster spot.
Report: Chris Heisey headed to DL
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Reds outfielder Chris Heisey, who left Saturday's game with a strained right hamstring, is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Donald Lutz is expected to be promoted from Double-A Pensacola to take his roster spot.
Chris Heisey gets chance to rest hamstring injury
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Reds outfielder Chris Heisey was not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Nationals after leaving Saturday's game with a strained right hamstring. Heisey was replaced in left field by Xavier Paul, who has been platooning with Heisey since April 16.
Heisey is batting .173 (13 for 75) with two home runs, three doubles and five RBI in 23 games.
Hamstring locks up Chris Heisey
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Reds outfielder Chris Heisey left in the third inning of Saturday's game at Washington with a strained right hamstring. Heisey finished 0 for 1 before the early exit to drop his batting average to .173. He was replaced by Xavier Paul.
Chris Heisey hits second homer
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Reds outfielder Chris Heisey hit his first home run since April 4 on Tuesday night against the Cubs. He took starter Carlos Villanueva deep for a solo bomb in the third inning. It was his second long ball.
The 28-year-old finished 1 for 4 in a 4-2 loss.
Heisey has gone 6 for 24 (.250) in his last seven games with two RBI.
Chris Heisey lifts average with two hits
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Reds outfielder Chris Heisey entered Monday's series opener against the Cardinals hitting just .150 through 20 at-bats.
The 28-year-old was picked his average up after going 2 for 6 with an RBI in the 13-4 win.
Heisey doubled to lead off the fourth inning as he improved his average to .192.
Chris Heisey sends Reds to victory
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/4/2013) Reds outfielder Chris Heisey, making his second straight start in left field in place of the injured Ryan Ludwick (shoulder), hit a go-ahead, two-run homer during Thursday's 5-4 win against the Angels.
Heisey's first home run of the season broke a 3-3 tie in the fifth and it was the third home run of the day hit off Angels starter Joe Blanton. Heisey finished 1 for 4 and is batting .200 (2 for 10) through three games.
Chris Heisey learns valuable lesson
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/4/2013) Reds outfielder Chris Heisey remained in the starting lineup Thursday against the Angels after getting hit in the nose by an errant baseball Wednesday. Heisey was hit on the nose by a throw from Angels catcher Chris Iannetta as he was stealing second base in the fifth inning.
"I was feeling good today," Heisey said Thursday, per MLB.com. "It's a little sore. I took some Advil, and it's good enough."
Heisey, who was 1 for 3 with one run, one walk and one stolen base Wednesday, said he will never turn his head toward the catcher when sliding into second base.
"What was I doing looking back at the ball while I was sliding?" Heisey wondered aloud after the game on Wednesday. "That's one of the dumbest things I've done in a long time."
Chris Heisey fine after getting hit in nose
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Reds outfielder Chris Heisey was hit in the nose by an errant throw in Wednesday's contest against the Angels but checked out OK.
He stole second base in the fifth inning and the throw from catcher Chris Iannetta caught the 28-year-old in the face.
"It felt like a freight train," Heisey said.
Heisey finished 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored in the 5-4 win.
Chris Heisey takes over in left field
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Reds outfielder Chris Heisey was slotted into the starting lineup in left field for Wednesday's game vs. L.A. Angels. He takes over for Ryan Ludwick, who will be sidelined several months following shoulder surgery.
Heisey was penciled in to bat second Wednesday. Heisey has hit. 276 in 37 games when batting second. He also has four homers, seven doubles and 11 RBI.
Chris Heisey ready to step up for Reds
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Reds outfielder Chris Heisey was not in the starting lineup on opening day but came on Monday against the Angels after Ryan Ludwick left due to a dislocated shoulder. He went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts in the 3-1 loss.
Ludwick is expected to undergo an MRI Tuesday.
Heisey told the Cincinnati Enquirer that he will be ready to step up if Ludwick misses an extended period of time.
“I haven’t heard anything yet, but if I’m called on to start in left, I’ll do it the best I can, just like anyone else who would start,” Heisey said. “We’re all here to fill in where we can and if that’s our role, we’ll do it the best we can.”
Get ready to grab Chris Heisey
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/1/2013) With Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick leaving Monday's game against the Angels -- and our own Matt Snyder lip-reading his comments after the injury and suggesting he dislocated his shoulder -- it might be time to start looking for a replacement.
While there's a chance Todd Frazier gets shifted to the outfield -- where he made 16 appearances last year -- and Jack Hannahan is started at third, the more likely scenario is Chris Heisey simply taking over the outfield spot. Heisey, 28, hit 18 home runs in just 279 at-bats in 2011 (he hit seven last year in 347), and could produce a decent average (.265-ish), if given regular at-bats. He actually has very Ludwick-ian power potential, with a little more speed.
There are plenty of moving parts here -- Ludwick could be fine, Xavier Paul could step in, OMG! BILLY HAMILTON COULD BE CALLED UP! -- but I'd bet that Heisey at least gets the first crack, and could be worth an NL-only add, espeically for owners of Ludwick who are looking at a somewhat bare waiver wire.
Heisey going as fourth outfielder
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/16/2013) Despite posting numbers comparable to a starter last season, Reds outfielder Chris Heisey will continue to serve off the bench as the team's fourth outfielder this year. Heisey appeared in 120 games for the second straight season and finished with a career-high .265 batting average. "You can't play everybody. I've talked to Heisey about it already," Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker told MLB.com on Saturday. "That's a very valuable person on your team, which I've tried to explain to everybody before."
Heisey gets one-year deal
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (1/31/2013) The Reds signed outfielder Chris Heisey to a one-year deal Thursday, avoiding arbitration. In 120 games last season, Heisey hit .265 with seven home runs and 31 RBI.