ATLANTA -- Cubs center fielder Jason Heywardwas expected to miss at least the next two games after leaving Thursday's 5-4 win over the Atlanta Bravesbecause of tightness in his right hamstring, manager Joe Maddon said.
Maddon said Heyward would need further evaluation.
Heyward was hurt after diving for an opposite-field liner by Freddie Freemanin the fifth inning. He stretched but failed to get a glove on the ball, which rolled all the way to the wall for a two-run triple.
Heyward was able to walk off the field, getting a hug from former teammate Freeman on his way to the Cubs dugout. He went 0-for-2 with a run scored.
Albert Almora Jr. took over in center.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Jason Heyward injures hamstring on dive, out at least two games
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