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Cubs News: Schwarber rehab includes no more Taco Bell

by - Senior Editor -

Cubs young slugger Kyle Schwarber took a huge step in his rehab as he was able to DH and pinch-hit in the team's first World Series title since 1908.

However, there is still rehab on his knee to do to get that full range of motion so he can play defense for the Cubs next season.

It's going to be a lot of knee strengthening," Schwarber said on Monday night via the Chicago Tribune. "My knee is strong already. We got to get the quick movements down, cutting, obviously, the unexpected cutting, things like that. It usually takes like four weeks before you're going to be ready to go back to it. So I'm really looking forward to it."

Things are getting serious now as Schwarber won't be late night snacking at McDonalds or Taco Bell anymore.

"No more eating late-night McDonald's. No more late-night Taco Bell. It's going to be a big process [spring training] for me."

In 2015, Schwarber hit .246 with 16 home runs, 43 RBIs with an excellent .842 OPS in only 69 games (273 at-bats) in his rookie season.

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