Updated 9:09pm CST – Bruce Levine reported the Cubs may hold out Kyle Schwarber for up to a week for precautionary reasons after tweaking his knee on Thursday.
Kyle Schwarber had to leave Thursday’s game after the second inning with soreness in his left knee.
According to Len Kasper, Schwarber felt soreness in the knee when he landed after making a throw to the plate in the second inning. Schwarber fielded a single off the bat of Luis Sardinas cleanly and threw toward the plate. Schwarber made a strong throw that one hopped David Ross, but the veteran catcher did not catch the ball and the run scored. Ross was charged with an error on a play that he has to make.
Schwarber hit in the third inning but did not go back out on defense for the bottom of the inning. John Andreoli replaced him in left field. Schwarber was 0-for-2 on Thursday.
Kyle Schwarber spoke with the beat writers during the game and said he is not concerned. Schwarber said he “felt it on the throw” to the plate. Schwarber said his knee was already feeling better than it was when the injury first happened.
“I don’t think it will be significant,” Schwarber said to Carrie Muskat. “Hopefully a couple of days and I’ll be back out there again.”
Schwarber will be re-evaluated on Friday. But will miss “at least a few days” according to the Sun-Times. Schwarber does not think the injury is significant.
Schwarber has been splitting time in left field and catching this spring. Offensively, Schwarber is 3-for-13 in the Cactus League with three singles, two off Clayton Kershaw last Tuesday.
Kyle Schwarber is listed as day-to-day.