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Kyle Schwarber | Outfielder | #12

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/5/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Indiana
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (4) / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Kyle Schwarber (knee) could play winter ball.
The Cubs had set spring training as Schwarber's return to game action following surgery in April to repair a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee. However, the 23-year-old rehab has apparently come along quicker than expected. "We're going to see if it works out," Schwarber said of the possibility of playing winter ball. "I still have another follow-up appointment." Sep 16 - 9:06 AM

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Cubs president Theo Epstein is making it clear that rehabbing slugger Kyle Schwarber is not available for trade, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is known to covet Schwarber, but Sherman says Epstein and Co. would not even discuss the 23-year-old as part of a possible return for Aroldis Chapman or Andrew Miller. Maybe a bigger fish will swim along and change Theo's mind, but it sure appears Schwarber will open the 2017 season in a Cubs uniform. He is done for the 2016 season following a major left knee injury.
Jul 25 - 9:57 AM

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Yankees GM Brian Cashman covets Kyle Schwarber and believes he'd be a threat for 50 homers if he played at Yankee Stadium.

The Cubs are in the market for a late-inning reliever and the Yankees have a surplus of those with Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman both being floated as trade options. Cashman obviously has his sights set on Schwarber, but the Cubs have so far shown no interest in trading him, particularly for a rental like Chapman. Schwarber tore both his LCL and MCL in an outfield collision earlier this season. He's expected to be ready for Opening Day next year.
Source: Yahoo Sports
Jul 18 - 12:57 PM

Kyle Schwarber nearly has full range of motion back in his left knee.

Schwarber delivered the lineup card to home plate ahead of Wednesday's game between the Cubs and Reds at Wrigley Field, sporting no walking boot or brace. "It's a slow process, but I'm pretty happy where I'm at right now," Schwarber told reporters. The young slugger underwent surgery in mid-April to repair a torn ACL and LCL. He's not expected back until Opening Day 2017.
Jul 6 - 3:25 PM

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer said that Kyle Schwarber (knee) is "progressing very nicely [in his recovery]."

"Reports are very good," Hoyer said. Schwarber underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee in mid-April. He will miss the rest of the 2016 season as he recovers. "I think he’s gone from two crutches to one crutch and can walk around and stuff like that," Hoyer said, adding that "[h]opefully some of his celebrations in the dugout will seem less awkward."
Jun 1 - 8:35 PM

Kyle Schwarber underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee.

Schwarber suffered the knee injuries in an outfield collision with teammate Dexter Fowler on April 7 in Arizona. He will miss the remainder of the 2016 season.
Apr 19 - 4:16 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Monday that Kyle Schwarber (knee) will undergo surgery this week.

Schwarber suffered a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee in a collision with teammate Dexter Fowler earlier this month. He's expected to miss the remainder of the 2016 season.
Apr 18 - 6:12 PM

Cubs transferred OF Kyle Schwarber from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Schwarber suffered a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee when he collided with Dexter Fowler last Thursday in Arizona. The young slugger is done for the season.
Apr 11 - 3:16 PM

Cubs placed OF/C Kyle Schwarber on the 15-day disabled list with torn ligaments in his left knee.

Schwarber has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2016 season due to a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee after a collision with teammate Dexter Fowler on Thursday. Schwarber is also dealing with a severely sprained ankle.
Apr 8 - 7:56 PM

Kyle Schwarber was diagnosed with a full ACL and LCL tear in his left knee and will miss the entire 2016 season.

Schwarber also sustained a severe ankle sprain. It's a crushing blow for the hard-hitting outfielder and for fantasy owners who invested heavily in him this spring. Jorge Soler will be the biggest beneficiary, as he'll take over as the Cubs' primary left field. The club also plans to use Kris Bryant some in the outfield, with Tommy La Stella starting at third base on those days.
Apr 8 - 6:10 PM

Kyle Schwarber (ankle/knee) is expected to be placed on the disabled list.

It's no surprise, of course, after Schwarber had to be carted off the field Thursday following an injury to his left ankle and knee. Initial X-rays on his ankle showed no break, but there's some worry that an MRI will show significant damage to his knee. An update on Schwarber's status should be available later Friday. Munenori Kawasaki is expected to take Schwarber's spot on the roster.
Apr 8 - 4:03 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that there is "a lot of concern within the Cubs organization" about Kyle Schwarber (ankle/knee).

Initial X-rays after Schwarber exited Thursday's game following a collision in the outfield came back negative, and he was diagnosed with a sprained left ankle. However, he's slated to undergo more tests Friday -- including an MRI -- and Olney says there is more concern about Schwarber's left knee than ankle. An update from the Cubs isn't expected until later Friday, but it looks like this could be an extended absence. Jorge Soler will pick up most of the at-bats in left field while Schwarber is out, and the Cubs could also use Kris Bryant some in left and put Tommy La Stella at third base. It also means more playing time for Miguel Montero.
Apr 8 - 12:28 PM

Kyle Schwarber has been diagnosed with a sprained left ankle.

His X-rays came back negative. Schwarber is probably headed to the disabled list but the injury doesn't look like a season-ender, which is what the Cubs feared when Schwarber went down Thursday night after running into Dexter Fowler. Of course, he's not out of the woods yet. Schwarber will have an MRI Friday, which could reveal something more serious. Jorge Soler should be close to an everyday player during Schwarber's absence. Matt Szczur and Ben Zobrist are also candidates to fill in at left field.
Apr 7 - 11:37 PM

Kyle Schwarber left Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks with a left leg injury.

He was carted off in the second inning after colliding with Dexter Fowler in center field on what turned out to be a Jean Segura inside-the-park home run. Schwarber was down for several minutes before finally being helped off. His left ankle appeared to bend awkwardly upon making contact with Fowler. Kris Bryant replaced him in left field with Tommy La Stella taking over for Bryant at third base. We'll wait for his tests to come back but it had the look of a serious injury.
Apr 7 - 10:38 PM

Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Angels.

Matt Szczur is starting in left field and Jorge Soler is serving as the designated hitter against Angels left-hander Andrew Heaney. Schwarber, a left-handed hitter, should be back in there Thursday when the Cubs open a series against the Diamondbacks.
Apr 5 - 5:26 PM

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
4Tim Federowicz
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Munenori Kawasaki
3B1Kris Bryant
2Javier Baez
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
3Chris Coghlan
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
3Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
7Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Mike Montgomery
5Joe Smith
6Trevor Cahill
7Carl Edwards Jr.
8Travis Wood
9Justin Grimm
10Zac Rosscup
11Rob Zastryzny
12Felix Pena
13Jake Buchanan
14Spencer Patton