Heyward's DL stint is retroactive to May 6.
Calling the 2016 season a disappointment for Heyward would be somewhat inaccurate since he helped the Cubs win their first World Series in over a century. From a performance perspective, there's no question he underwhelmed in the first year of his eight-year, $184 million deal with the team.
Of course, it speaks to the Cubs' depth that they won 103 regular-season games and ended their lengthy title drought despite Heyward giving them so little at the plate. Chicago was also without Kyle Schwarber for almost all of the regular season as well.
With Schwarber back healthy, an injury to Heyward should be even less costly to the Cubs. Chicago will be worse defensively without the 2010 All-Star, but Ben Zobrist is a more than capable replacement in right field.