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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
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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

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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

Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning of Wednesday's win over the Rockies.

Schwarber helped pile on the misery for Rockies reliever Scott Oberg with his two-run shot -- Oberg had also allowed a solo homer to Jon Lester earlier in the fourth. For his part, Schwarber has now socked a pair of long balls this spring. In just 69 games last season, he swatted 16 homers while driving in 43 runs. He figures to improve on both of those numbers in 2016.
Mar 30 - 8:10 PM

Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and a stolen base in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers.

The steal was Schwarber's second of the spring. He had been dealing with a left knee injury suffered last Thursday, but he returned to the lineup Sunday and was feeling frisky enough to attempt a steal Wednesday. Consider him go-to-go as we inch closer to Opening Day unless word surfaces that indicates otherwise. If you are drafting the 23-year-old, you're doing it for the power, not the occasional display of wheels (three steals last season). He's a legitimate 30-homer threat for 2016.
Mar 23 - 6:50 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon has indicated that Kyle Schwarber could serve as Jason Hammel's personal catcher this season.

There had been speculation that he could serve as Kyle Hendricks' personal catcher, but he'll apparently be Hammel's instead. Most of Schwarber's at-bats will still come in left field, but starting behind the plate once every five days will ensure that he'll retain catcher eligibility for 2017. It also allows the Cubs to give more starts to Jorge Soler.
Mar 18 - 10:53 AM

Kyle Schwarber (knee) is back in the Cubs' Cactus League lineup on Sunday.

Schwarber was forced from Thursday's game with a minor left knee injury, but obviously he will be fine. The young slugger is in left field and hitting third for the Cubbies against the A's.
Mar 13 - 1:24 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Willson Contreras
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Chris Coghlan
3Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Javier Baez
3B1Kris Bryant
2Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
3Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Justin Grimm
4Trevor Cahill
5Travis Wood
6Spencer Patton
7Gerardo Concepcion
8Carl Edwards Jr.
9Clayton Richard
10Zac Rosscup
11Joe Nathan