Schwarber (knee) returns to Cubs lineup Sunday vs. Athletics

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Kyle Schwarber

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)


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