Cubs catcher Kyle Schwarber will make his first MLB start on Wednesday as the designated hitter against the Cleveland Indians.
The Cubs are able to use a designated hitter because they’re playing an interleague series in Cleveland.
Schwarber made his MLB debut in the 9th inning against the Indians on Tuesday. He substituted in for catcher Miguel Montero and proceeded to strike out on three pitches in the bottom of the inning.
It was Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s intention to use the 22-year-old power hitter in the designated hitter position while the Cubs play their interleague series against the Indians and Minnesota Twins this weekend before sending Schwarber back down to Triple-A.