Schwarber with impressive big league start

Kyle Schwarber went 4-for-5 in his first big league start in the Cubs' 17-0 win over Cleveland on Wednesday night. He'll be with the big club through the weekend and then headed for Triple-A Iowa.

Kyle Schwarber wasted little time Wednesday in making an impact in the major leagues.

Called up by the Chicago Cubs to utilize his bat in a five game stretch of interleague play where he could be the designated hitter, the former Indiana University standout went 4-for-5 with two RBI in his big league debut. His first career hit was a triple.

Schwarber is just the third Cubs player in 100 years to get four hits in his first major league start. The last one was Tyler Houston in 1996 and Don Johnson was the other in 1943.

Schwarber, the No. 4 pick overall in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft, will stay with the big club through Sunday and then will be sent to Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs believe his bat is ready for the big leagues but want him to stay in the minors to get seasoned as a catcher.

In 130 minor league games in his career prior to being called up by the Cubs, Schwarber hit 333 with 31 home runs and 92 RBI.


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