Ex-Indiana star Kyle Schwarber (knee) named to Cubs World Series roster
Here’s something amazing: Ex-Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber, six months after undergoing what was thought to be season-ending knee surgery, has been named to the Chicago Cubs World Series roster.
Schwarber, the 2014 Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player and the No. 4 pick in the 2014 draft, is expected to DH in games (1, 2, 6* & 7*) at Progressive Field in Cleveland.
The Indiana legend hasn’t been penciled into the Cubs lineup since April 7, when he tore the ACL and LCL in his left knee in an outfield collision in the team’s third game of the season.
Now, without any meaningful at-bats, Schwarber will be asked to step into the box, first vs. 2014 AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber, in the World Series, for a team looking to claim its first championship since 1908.
No pressure, kid!
Yes, if you were wondering, Cubs fans are very excited about this news.
— *Denotes an if-necessary game