Chicago Cubs: It's official: Schwarber is back, Lackey on the DL


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Jerry Lai - USA Today Sports
Jerry Lai - USA Today Sports

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today placed right-handed pitcher John Lackey on the 10-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis of the right foot and recalled outfielder/catcher Kyle Schwarber from Triple-A Iowa.

Schwarber will be available for the Cubs today when they play their one-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field.

The 24-year-old Schwarber hit .343 (12-for-35) with one double, four home runs, nine RBI, nine runs scored and eight walks in 11 games since joining Iowa on June 25. He posted a .477 on-base percentage and a .714 slugging percentage, good for an 1.191 OPS. He hit safely in nine of his 11 games, reached base safely via hit or walk in all 11 games and had a pair of two-homer games on back-to-back days June 30 and July 1.

Schwarber began the season with the Cubs and is hitting .171 (38-for-222) with 10 doubles, 12 home runs, 28 RBI and a .673 OPS in 64 games with the Cubs this season.

Lackey, 38, is 5-9 with a 5.20 ERA (57 ER/98.2 IP) in 17 starts with the Cubs this year.

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