Kyle Schwarber on Cubs’ World Series Roster; Could Start at DH
Kyle Schwarber has been added to the Chicago Cubs' World Series roster and could start Tuesday night's opener against the Cleveland Indians at designated hitter.
The 23-year-old, sidelined after tearing two knee ligaments on April 8, was included Tuesday on the Cubs' 25-man roster. Left-handed pitcher Rob Zastryzny was dropped.
Schwarber was expected to miss the rest of 2016 following knee surgery but was cleared medically to resume playing on Oct. 17. He played a pair of games in the Arizona Fall League and flew to Cleveland on Monday.
As a rookie, Schwarber hit .246 with 16 homers and 43 RBIs in 71 games.
Cleveland also made one change, including Danny Salazar in place of Cody Anderson in a swap of right-handed pitchers.
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