Kyle Schwarber will be with the Chicago Cubs for the World Series and it appears likely that he'll be in the lineup for Game 1 as the club's designated hitter.
Schwarber, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in the third game of the year, has played in two Arizona Fall League games.
"To have another young guy here who has a track record of hitting home runs, who is a threat, who, when you see his name in the lineup, there's some scariness to that -- we can't wait to have him back," Addison Russell said. "I'm a big Kyle Schwarber fan. I love what he does; I can't wait until he gets here."
The Cubs players have watched Schwarber rehab all season. No one expected him to recover this quickly, yet they aren't surprised either.
"You see him full of sweat -- when we're playing, he doesn't go home, he's watching video," Anthony Rizzo said. "I've probably yelled at him at least 10 times this year. He's looking at his swing in April, May, June -- 'Schwarbs, what are you doing? Just watch baseball and enjoy it.' But he's going over scouting reports, seeing how to pitch guys and really dissecting every game and trying to learn by not playing."