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Kyle Schwarber carted off with a leg injury during Thursday’s game

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Update (11:21 PM EST): Schwarber is being evaluated for a sprained left ankle, CSN Chicago’s Patrick Mooney reports. X-rays came up negative and he will undergo an MRI on Friday.

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Cubs outfielders Kyle Schwarber and Dexter Fowler converged in an attempt to catch a Jean Segura fly ball in left-center field in the second inning of Thursday’s game against the Diamondbacks, but the two collided. Segura was able to turn the opportunity into an inside-the-park home run.

Replays showed Schwarber taking the brunt of the collision and he was clutching at his leg. Hopefully it’s not as serious as it looked. Schwarber was unable to put weight on his leg and had to be carted off. Kris Bryant moved to left field from third base and Tommy La Stella came in to play third.

If Schwarber needs to go on the disabled list, Jorge Soler should see the lion’s share of the playing time in the outfield.

The Cubs should provide an update on Schwarber’s status soon. We’ll pass word along here when that happens.

Indians designate Carlos Gonzalez for assignment

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The Indians have designated outfielder Carlos Gonzalez for assignment. This comes after Gonzalez batted a mere .210/.282/.276 over 117 plate appearances in Cleveland. That came after he had to settle for a minor league contract with the Indians in mid-March.

A few years ago Gonzalez was a superstar, winning three Gold Gloves, two Silver Slugger Awards, making the All-Star team three times and coming in third in the MVP balloting once upon a time. That was then, however. His most recent good season came in 2016, when he hit .298/.350/.505 with 25 homers and drove in 100. In 2017 and 2018 he combined to hit .232/.269/.334. Between his falloff in production and the fact that his big numbers of the past were heavily supported by playing at Coors Field, it should not be shocking that he couldn’t make it work in Cleveland.

If he wants to continue his career, he’ll no doubt have to take a minor league gig someplace. Otherwise, this could be the end of the line.