Cubs send struggling Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa

Cubs send struggling Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa

Cubs send struggling Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa

Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber will be sent down to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday according to reports and the move was confirmed by the team. He has struck out at an alarming rate - 75 times in 222 at-bats this season and has the lowest batting average for any regular in the majors.

In 2017, he has batted.171 with 12 homers, 28 RBI, and.295 on-base percentage.

The stay isn't supposed to last long, but the Cubs are hoping that Schwarber will be able to figure things out in Iowa before rejoining the big-league club.

Schwarber had a much better time of it previous year when he played a key role in leading the Cubs to their first World Series title since 1908.

Schwarber came back from a knee injury last season to play in the World Series against Cleveland and hit.412 as a designated hitter.

Heyward has an abrasion on his left hand. Outfielder Mark Zagunis and right-handed pitcher Dylan Floro will take the two vacated spots on the active roster.

Kyle Schwarber has struggled to find consistency at the plate since the beginning of the season and a few have even suggested that a few days in the minors could help a lot.

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