ATLANTA -- Cubs center fielder Jason Heyward was expected to miss at least the next two games after leaving Thursday's 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves because 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 Freeman in 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.