Visitors Now:
Total Visits:
Total Stories:
Profile image
By Chi City Sports
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

Kyle Schwarber added to Chicago Cubs AFL roster

Saturday, October 22, 2016 11:31
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 13: Kyle Schwarber #12 of the Chicago Cubs points to the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during game four of the National League Division Series at Wrigley Field on October 13, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

As the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers prepare to meet in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday, some big news dropped ahead of first pitch. Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber has been added to the team’s Arizona Fall League “Taxi Squad” roster. What does that mean? Well that means Schwarber is eligible to play in the AFL from Saturday-Wednesday with possibility of being a DH in the World Series. Schwarber has missed all but a few games this season after tearing his medial collateral and lateral collateral ligaments in the left knee. The 23-year-old is expected to be in the lineup on Saturday night for the Mesa Solar Sox. Here’s what The Athletic’s Sahadev Sharma writes:

While the Cubs face Clayton Kershaw for the right to make their first World Series since 1945, Schwarber will be taking cuts at Sloan Park and the goal is to hit in Cleveland next week, according to a major league source. After months of people joking about his return as a DH, it’s now possible the Cubs’ all-time postseason home run leader would return from a knee injury much earlier than expected.

Schwarber was one of the Cubs heroes in their 2015 postseason run as he hit five home runs including two monster shots including one that landed on the video board in right field against the St. Louis Cardinals. Of course, the Cubs still have to win one more NLCS game to reach the World Series, but this is pretty interesting timing.  They will try and do so on Saturday night against Clayton Kershaw at Wrigley Field.

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.