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Kyle Schwarber | Outfielder | #12

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/5/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Indiana
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (4) / CHC
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Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs' starting lineup for Saturday's tilt against the Orioles.
It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for Schwarber against O's left-hander Wade Miley. Jon Jay is functioning as the club's designated hitter and batting leadoff on Saturday. Jul 15 - 2:24 PM

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Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-3 with a home run in Saturday's loss to the Pirates.

Schwarber followed Ian Happ's solo home run in the fourth inning with one of his own. It was his first dinger since being recalled from Triple-A on Thursday. Did a few weeks in the minors magically fix the 24-year-old? It's hard to say, and one home run does not a rehabilitated man make. Still, it's a positive sign for Schwarber owners as we approach the break.
Jul 8 - 10:59 PM

Kyle Schwarber went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk Friday against the Pirates.

After going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in his return to the majors on Thursday, Schwarber went hitless through his first two at-bats Friday before doubling to right field in the fifth inning. He drew a walk in his next at-bat in the seventh inning before eventually being doubled off first base. Schwarber has batted fifth in each of his first two games since returning from the minors and should continue to see the majority of at-bats in left field against right-handed pitching.
Jul 7 - 6:37 PM

Kyle Schwarber is batting fifth in his return to the Cubs' starting lineup Thursday against the Brewers.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon suggested earlier this week that Schwarber could take back over at leadoff, but that might be putting too much pressure on the 24-year-old slugger, who was batting just .171/.295/.378 in 64 games prior to his June 22 demotion. He went on to slash .343/.477/.714 with four home runs and nine RBI in 11 games at Triple-A and got called back up to the majors on Thursday morning.
Jul 6 - 11:02 AM

Cubs recalled OF Kyle Schwarber from Triple-A Iowa.

The move is now official, with John Lackey (foot) landing on the 10-day disabled list in a corresponding 25-man roster move. Schwarber returns to the majors after batting .343/.477/.714 with four home runs and nine RBI in 11 games at the Triple-A level. The 24-year-old slugger should be ready to mash for the defending World Series champs, who stand 42-42 this season and could really use a boost leading into the All-Star break.
Jul 6 - 9:24 AM

Jesse Rogers of ESPN 1000 reports the Cubs will recall Kyle Schwarber from Triple-A Iowa on Thursday.

Schwarber batted .343/.477/.714 with four home runs and nine RBI in his 11-game stay at the Triple-A level. It would come as no surprise at all if the short demotion serves as a jump-start for the 24-year-old slugger, who was slashing .171/.295/.378 through 64 games with the Cubs this season. He should be in the starting lineup, possibly at leadoff, for Thursday afternoon's makeup game against the Brewers.
Source: ESPN Chicago
Jul 6 - 8:38 AM

Cubs farm director Jaron Madison believes Kyle Schwarber is close to being ready for a return to the majors.

Schwarber has swung the bat well since his demotion to Triple-A Iowa, hitting .333/.459/.733 with four homers and an 11/6 K/BB ratio over 37 plate appearances. Cubs manager Joe Maddon doesn't see him as an option to return during the series against the Rays, but it's possible he could be called up over the weekend. Either way, it's time to stash him away in fantasy leagues where he was dropped.
Jul 4 - 12:30 PM

Kyle Schwarber went 1-for-4 with a single and three strikeouts Monday in his first game since his demotion to Triple-A Iowa.

Schwarber struck out in his first three at-bats before hitting a line-drive single off the wall in the eighth inning. The 24-year-old slugger batted just .171/.295/.378 through 64 games prior to his demotion last week. Cubs manager Joe Maddon doesn't expect him to stay down in the minors for long, but there's no clear timetable for his return. In addition to giving him a mental break, the Cubs want to work on his swing mechanics.
Source: Cubs.mlb.com
Jun 27 - 9:03 AM

Cubs optioned OF Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa.

David Kaplan of CSN Chicago was first to report the news of the demotion and now the Cubs have made it official. It should be a short stay in the minors for Schwarber, who has struggled to find consistency at the plate this season and been a negative defensively in left field. The 24-year-old is sitting on 12 homers through 64 games, but he has a weak .171/.295/.378 overall batting line.
Jun 22 - 12:03 PM

David Kaplan of CSN Chicago reports the Cubs are sending Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa.

Kaplan says Schwarber is "not expected to be gone long" and that it's simply an "opportunity to clear his head." The 24-year-old slugger was the toast of the town after returning for last year's World Series, but he has batted just .171/.295/.378 through 64 games this season. The power numbers have been fine, but Schwarber needs to find some consistency and will try to do so against a lower level of competition.
Jun 22 - 11:47 AM

Kyle Schwarber (ankle) is back in the Cubs' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon.

He'll start in left field and bat third versus Padres right-hander Miguel Diaz after missing Tuesday's game with a bruised right ankle. Anthony Rizzo remains in the leadoff spot for Cubs manager Joe Maddon.
Jun 21 - 10:44 AM

Kyle Schwarber (ankle) is not in the Cubs' lineup Tuesday.

Schwarber exited Monday's game after fouling a ball off his right ankle. X-rays came back clean and he should be back in there in a day or two. Jason Heyward (hand) is also sitting out again, as the Cubs have Willson Contreras and Jon Jay at the corner outfield spots.
Jun 20 - 3:26 PM

X-rays on Kyle Schwarber's right ankle came back negative.

Schwarber was pulled from Monday's game versus the Padres after fouling a ball off his ankle. He's day-to-day.
Jun 19 - 11:32 PM

Kyle Schwarber cracked a two-run bomb on a 2-for-4 night against the Mets on Wednesday.

His shot off Matt Harvey gave his club a short-lived lead but the Mets ended up winning easily in the end. The season has been an unrelenting struggle for the young slugger. He has a .178 batting average to go with 12 home runs and 28 RBI.
Jun 14 - 10:45 PM

Kyle Schwarber is out of the Cubs' lineup again on Monday against the Mets.

Schwarber slugged a pinch-hit homer in Sunday's series finale versus the Rockies, but he'll work off the bench again Monday with the Mets starting right-hander Jacob deGrom. Ben Zobrist is in left field and Jon Jay is batting leadoff.
Jun 12 - 3:09 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Victor Caratini
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Ian Happ
CF1Albert Almora
2Jon Jay
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Jake Arrieta
4Kyle Hendricks
5John Lackey
6Mike Montgomery
7Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Pedro Strop
4Koji Uehara
5Hector Rondon
6Justin Grimm
7Brian Duensing
8Felix Pena