Jason Heyward was traded to the Cardinals this week, meaning that he’s leaving his current baseball games club; where he grew up and of course his hometown team, which he had played in the past five years. On Twitter, he left a classy message declaring his intention and saying thanks to those fans, his mentors and colleagues he was leaving behind.
Below, you’ll find the touching message from Jaosn Heyward and signed by him with a Jersey # 22
Braves fans, coaches, teammates, #BravesCountry
“While it may not have worked out long term I’m very blessed to have played at HOME for the same Organization I was invested in as kid growing up in McDonough, Ga. Played for The Great Bobby Cox, said farewell to a first ballot Hall Of Famer Chipper Jones after an unbelievable career. I made many great friends and became as close as family with most. Thank you for that. Thank you for applauding my effort and passion for the game of baseball. Thank you for acknowledging my love for rockin The “A” on my work hat. Been a pleasure to have called HOME my workplace. As we part ways know that the memories will be carried with me for the rest. Reaching out to say that I won’t forget where I’m from and you’ll always see me playing the game I love with passion and heart. Knowing and appreciating the fact I had the pleasure of creating heartfelt memories with so many people the past 5 years. Thank you again for your heart, thank you for the motivation and excitement”.
THANK YOU for the LOVE
After news broke of the trade today that sent Jason Heyward to St. Louis, many asked Jason Heyward if he had message to the fans. He told the fans “I want to thank the fans in Braves nation. I gave it 100% for them.”
Jason Heyward was part of a trade to the Cardinals that in addition included right-handed pitcher Jordan Walden. Consequently, the Braves gained right-handed pitcher Shelby Miller and a minor League right-handed pitcher Tyrell Jenkins.
A source close to the organization told Klein that this was just the beginning for the team. The source also indicated that “each player is on the table with the exception of the key three pitchers, Freddie and Kimbrel.”
Jason Heyward thanks Braves fans and team