(CBS) The Cubs have yet to make a determine on Kyle Schwarber’s future in the field, but Schwarber himself is optimistic.
Despite suffering a serious knee injury last season, Schwarber hopes he can continue catching for the Cubs. He discussed that Friday on the Mully & Hanley Show on 670 The Score.
“Obviously, I still want to catch,” Schwarber said. “And I’m not oblivious (that) we have one of the best young catchers in the game in Willson Contreras. That guy’s one heck of a catcher. I’ve had the pleasure to play with him in the minor leagues and to see him how he’s kind of grown into the player he’s become now. What he’s going to become, it’s going to be special.
“But I still feel like I have something to give back there. I have a passion for catching. I’ve done it my whole life. And I still feel like I have something to offer. But at the end of the day, it comes down to that injury. If we feel like it’s going to be smart to put me back there after having the big blowout.”
Schwarber made a triumphant return for his knee injury, coming back in the World Series and making his impact as the designated hitter. Independent doctors ruled out Schwarber from playing the field.