MESA, Ariz. – Three days after leaving a game because of knee pain, Kyle Schwarber returns to left field, batting third for the Cubs in Sunday’s 3:05 p.m. Cactus League game against the Athletics at HoHoKam Stadium in Mesa.
Javy Baez, who made a highlight-reel play as a first baseman in Saturday night’s split-squad game against the Dodgers, starts Sunday at second base – his fourth position this spring.
Sunday’s lineup (vs. right-hander Jesse Hahn):
1B Anthony Rizzo (“Don’t read anything into it” – Maddon)
2B Javy Baez
LF Kyle Schwarber
3B Jeimer Candelario
C David Ross
DH Willson Contreras
RF John Andreoli
SS Munenori Kawasaki
(RHP Kyle Hendricks)