Kyle Schwarber may miss up to a week of spring action as a precaution


Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber tweaked his knee making a throw from left field during Thursday’s Cactus League exhibition against the Mariners. Per WSCM-AM’s Bruce Levine, Schwarber could be held out of action for up to a week as a precautionary measure.

Schwarber himself said the knee issue isn’t anything to worry about, as’s Carrie Muskat reported after the game.

The 23-year-old hit .246/.355/.487 with 16 home runs and 43 RBI in 273 plate appearances last season. He was the Cubs’ first-round selection, fourth overall, in the 2014 draft.

There has been some talk of Schwarber being Kyle Hendricks‘ personal catcher, but manager Joe Maddon hasn’t committed to it because it would take at-bats away from Miguel Montero.