Cubs call up Kyle Schwarber for the week

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After the Tennessee Smokies won 5-1 on Monday, Smokies first baseman Daniel Vogelbach spoiled the news of Cubs prospect Kyle Schwarber being promoted to Chicago.


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The Cubs will call up Schwarber, who’s playing catcher and designated hitter while in Double-A, on Tuesday and will play through the week before going back down to Triple-A.

Schwarber was hitting .318 with 13 home runs and 39 RBI this season in Tennessee.

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The Cubs play at the Minnesota Twins this weekend where they can use Schwarber as a designated hitter. No indication if Schwarber will get the start in any games.

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