The Cubs want to get Kyle Schwarber right and they're taking a major step in trying to do so.
According to CSN's David Kaplan, the Cubs are sending Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa.
Cubs are sending Kyle Schwarber to Class AAA Iowa. Not expected to be gone long but it is an opportunity to clear his head.— David Kaplan (@thekapman) June 22, 2017
Sources: #Cubs planning to send Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa, put Jason Heyward on DL and add Mark Zagunis and Dylan Floro to roster.— Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) June 22, 2017
Jason Heyward ripped up his hand sliding for a catch in New York the other day.
Zagunis is a 24-year-old outfielder who is hitting .249 with a .399 on-base percentage and .873 OPS in Triple-A Iowa. He also has 11 homers and 35 RBI, drawing 48 walks against 60 strikeouts.
Schwarber, 24, has struggled through 64 games this season as he's slashing .171/.295/.378 with 12 home runs and 28 RBI.
Schwarber has the lowest batting average among qualified MLB hitters in 2017.
Schwarber missed all but two games of the regular season in 2016 before making a dramatic return in the World Series to help the Cubs win their first title in 108 years.
Stay with CSNChicago.com for more on this developing story.
"If we go down, then we go down together.
"...We'll get away with everything. Let's show them we are better."
I highly doubt Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler are singing along to Chainsmokers lyrics in France, but the two are chilling in Paris:
The rest of the NBA world is freaking out over all the eye-popping trade rumors and dream scenarios — including Butler and the rest of the league wanting to deal for the Bulls' best player — the two most high-profile Bulls are relaxing on vaca hours before the Draft begins.
And Butler is wearing a wool suit. In the middle of summer. Why? No idea.
Will Butler be traded? He doesn't seem to be too concerned about it, while Wade celebrates picking up his $24 million option to remain in Chicago.
Everything can change on a dime in the NBA, but it's looking more and more like these two will be teaming up again to try to lead the Bulls to the Promised Land, an idea Butler is stubbornly clinging to.
Oh, and Carmelo Anthony is in France, too (he and Wade already met up), so maybe the two Bulls Alphas are trying to make 2017 the summer Melo finally comes to Chicago? Hey, it could happen.