Kyle Schwarber tore two ligaments in his knee back in April and was supposed to miss the rest of the season. Well, the kid is apparently a quick healer because Ken Rosenthal is reporting “all signs point” to the Indiana product being on the Chicago Cubs’ World Series roster.
In fact, he is already on his way to Cleveland to join the team:
If Schwarber is actually healthy and can hit for the Cubs, he could be a game-changer. The assumption is that he would only be the team’s designated hitter or serve as a pinch hitter. That effectively wipes out a roster spot that could be used in multiple ways during games at Wrigley Field. The other concern is rushing him back and having him get injured again.
Still, if the Cubs believe Schwarber can give them a boost it might be a gamble worth taking. In nine postseason games in 2015, the 23-year-old hit five home runs, becoming Chicago’s all-time postseason leader. That kind of pop could change the dynamic of a series. It looks like the Cubs are betting that it can.