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With Montero Out, Cubs Summon Top Catching Prospect Schwarber

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The Chicago Cubs will dip into their talented pool of prospects and once again call up Kyle Schwarber and add him to the catching duties as Miguel Montero recovers from a jammed left thumb.

Montero, who injured his finger in the first inning of Saturday’s 5-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox, is expected to miss more than 15 days.

Schwarber will share time with Taylor Teagarden and David Ross for the catching duties. In 75 games combined with Double-A and Triple-A this season, Schwarber was batting .323/.430/.591 with 16 home runs, and 49 RBIs.

On June 16th, the Cubs promoted Schwarber and in six games he batted .364 (8 for 22), with six runs scored, home runs and six RBIs.

The Cubs have staggered into the break, but now may be the time to find help to ignite their offense.

“Schwarber’s always in consideration for what we’re doing in the future,” manager Joe Maddon tells MLB.com.

 

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