Chicago manager David Ross told Schwarber that he won't be the team's sole DH this season, with the Cubs planning to rotate players through the position instead, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Schwarber has said previously he prefers playing the field over the idea of becoming a full-time DH, and this would seem to confirm that he'll get his wish. While the slugger has improved in left field, his power bat is still his calling card, so the Cubs will likely keep him fresh by having him DH often. Steven Souza has also been mentioned as a likely DH candidate because he's returning from a serious knee injury, and Ian Happ could fit the bill, too. Schwarber is a decent bet to lead the team in DH at-bats this season, but Ross figures to stick to his word and mix and match in the position to some degree.