Kyle Schwarber made his first career start in right field on Friday and it’s increasingly likely that he’ll find himself there for the Wild Card Game against the Pirates on Tuesday.
Schwarber logged three innings in right field in September, but he has mostly played left field of late. He only had one fly ball hit to him on Friday, but so far, so good. He’s right back in there tonight against the Brewers.
As Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com notes, one advantage of playing Schwarber in right field for the Wild Card Game is that he’ll have less ground to cover in PNC Park. Maddon is weighing a number of options for the do-or-die contest, including playing Kris Bryant in left field.