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Will there be a hangover heading into Game 2? (0:56)

Chris Archer and Jessica Mendoza discuss the mindset for the Cubs and Indians heading into Game 2 of the World Series. (0:56)

CLEVELAND — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon had a one-on-one meeting with struggling right fielder Jason Heyward before Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday as Heyward hasn’t been in the starting lineup since Game 5 of the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

“I covered everything,” Maddon said on Wednesday. “We had a good exchange of thoughts. He didn’t leave angry. It was a very open conversation. He’s a very good baseball player and a big part of our future. If we didn’t have other options we probably wouldn’t do it (replace him).”

Maddon chose to play Chris Coghlan in right field on Tuesday night and is starting Jorge Soler in Game 2 as Heyward is hitting just .071 in the postseason.

He signed an 8-year, $184 million deal with the Cubs last winter but struggled for much of 2016. He hit .230 with just seven home runs in 530 at-bats during the regular season leading to lost playing time late in the year.

“There was nothing that needed to be said to me,” Heyward told the Chicago Tribune and other reporters after Game 1. “He makes the lineup, and that’s that. He’s going to put the best team out there, whatever he feels like is going to help us win.”

Maddon said he and Heyward did talk big picture as this offseason will be a big one for the 27-year old. Many in baseball believe some kind of a swing overhaul is needed as Heyward’s tendency this season was to hit soft ground balls to the right side or warning track fly balls – even on ones he hit hard.

“There’s no time to get him back in the groove like we were trying earlier this year,” Maddon said.

The Cubs manager indicated he’ll go game-by-game to determine his right fielder the rest of the World Series.