Schwarber (back) will be held out for Chicago's upcoming series against the Diamondbacks, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports. Schwarber hasn't been able to take the field since Monday against Milwaukee due to a sore back. He won't travel with the team for a three-game series in Arizona to avoid a plane ride that could potentially make the issue worse. The Cubs are slated to match up against two left-handed starters during their next series anyway (Patrick Corbin and Robbie Ray), so Schwarber wouldn't have seen many at-bats even if healthy.
Schwarber is not in the lineup Sunday against the Reds. Schwarber missed the past six games while dealing with a back issue, though there is hope that he can return to the lineup Monday against Arizona. For Sunday's series finale, however, David Bote will replace him in left field.
Schwarber (back) may be available off the bench Saturday against the Reds and could return to the starting lineup as soon as Monday against the Diamondbacks, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports. Schwarber hasn't started the last six contests, appearing as a pinch hitter just once. His absence has allowed for additional playing time for Ben Zobrist and Ian Happ, who will both continue to start frequently even after he returns.
Schwarber (back) is not in the lineup against Cincinnati on Saturday. Schwarber will remain sidelined for the seventh straight game due to a back issue. The outfielder has made some progress in recent days, but manager Joe Maddon has refrained from describing any sort of timetable for Schwarber, so continue to consider him day-to-day moving forward.
Schwarber (back) is not in the lineup against Cincinnati on Friday, though he was able go through some outfield drills and sprint in the outfield prior to the series opener, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports. There was a chance Schwarber would return to the starting lineup Friday but it looks like he will require a little more time off as he continues to deal with a back issue. He should be considered day-to-day heading into Saturday's matinee. In his absence, Kris Bryant will get the start in left field while David Bote draws the assignment at third base.
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