We speculated on it earlier today and can now confirm, Munenori Kawasaki has been called up to fill in for Kyle Schwarber who is officially on the DL. Jesse Rogers has just confirmed this on ESPN 1000.
The cubs will likely start either Matt Szczur or Jorge Soler tonight against the Dbacks in left field. Robbie Ray is pitching for the Dbacks and he’s a lefty so there’s no match-up concerns for either Matt or Jorge.
Long term, this move gives the Cubs flexibility to play either Zobrist or Bryant in the outfield to platoon with Soler and Szczur. This move will give the Cubs flexibility mainly due to the versatility that Bryant and, particularly, Zobrist bring to the lineup.
We will provide more updates as we learn them.