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CHICAGO -- Cubs manager Joe Maddon finally moved struggling right fielder Jason Heyward down in the order, saying he wants to rearrange the deck chairs with seven games to go before the All-Star break. Cheap Air Max 97 .Just give him a little break out of that 2-hole and see if we can get him going in the right direction on a more consistent basis, Maddon said Monday before the Cubs played the Cincinnati Reds.?We talked about it. He was fine with it.Entering Monday, Heyward was hitting .231 with an on-base percentage of .321. His line drive percentage (29 percent) is the highest of his career. His strikeout ratio (19.1 percent) is his highest since 2012.Batting sixth Monday against the Reds, Heyward went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs with a double in the first inning of?the Cubs 10-4 victory.Before the game, Heyward seemed to take the move in stride.Joe wants to mix it up and continue to do things to help us as a group, Heyward said. Im not really thinking about that. Just trying to help the team win.Maddon said he chose this moment to move Heyward down in the lineup because the All-Star break is coming, which will give him a chance to rethink things.Just rearrange the deck chairs and see how it plays, Maddon said. A week before the All-Star break,?you can look at it, evaluate it. Itll look different when we come back. Just get a feel for it right now.Maddon hopes his lineup will look different because hes due to get some injured bodies back, beginning with leadoff man Dexter Fowler. Fowler was eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list (hamstring) on Monday but isnt quite ready. Instead, Javy Baez led off against the Reds for the first time in his career, and?Ben Zobrist got a day off. Fowler tested his hamstring with agility drills Monday.?Its a lot better, Fowler said. I picked up the intensity. It felt good. Hopefully its not long.Maddon indicated that Fowler would need a few rehab days in the minors to make sure hes ready before being activated.Complicating things is the upcoming All-Star Game, in which Fowler is likely to be named a starter when final fan voting is released Tuesday evening. The Cubs manager said if Fowler is ready to play Tuesday -- even if he hasnt played in a major league game -- hell play in the All-Star Game.Coincidence more than anything, Maddon said. Were not trying to push for him to play in the All-Star Game. This is all conjecture. You dont want the timing to interfere with what you would have wanted anyway.Fowler wants to play in the game but cant predict what this week will bring.I dont know the future, he said. You want to be cautious with it. I havent had any setbacks. Its getting better fast.The Cubs are 5-9 since Fowler went down, including a 4-game sweep by the New York Mets the past weekend. Air Max 97 Silver Bullet For Sale . After a lengthy wait, persistent rain finally forced the postponement of the Nationals game against the Miami Marlins on Saturday night. The teams, and a few thousand fans, waited nearly four hours from the 7:05 scheduled start time before an announcement was made shortly before 11 p. Air Max 97 Mens . Oyama had six birdies and two bogeys at Kintetsu Kashikojima in the event also sanctioned by the Japan LPGA Tour. "I have been having this neck ache thats been affecting my golf recently," Oyama said. . Darren Helm scored on Detroits sixth attempt in the shootout and then Jonas Gustavsson stopped Andrew Shaws shot, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. JONESBORO, Ark. -- Tamas Bruce scored 16 points, Deven Simms added 15 points, and Arkansas State beat Cleveland State 78-51 on Wednesday night for its seventh straight victory.Arkansas State went on an early 13-2 run to build a 16-9 lead and the Red Wolves closed the half on a 9-0 spurt to extend their lead to 32-17. In the second half, the Red Wolves went up 51-29 for their seventh game this season with a 20-point lead.Donte Thomas added 13 points, five rebounds and four assists for Arkansas State ((7-1), which plays undefeated TCU (7-0) on Saturday. Air Max 97 For Sale. Thomas had his 200th career assist in the first half when he found C.J. Foster for a 3-pointer. Thomas is the 13th player in program history to reach the mark.Demonte Flannigan led Cleveland State (1-5) with 14 points and six rebounds. The Vikings committed 23 turnovers and shot just 39 percent from the field. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '