Minutes ago, it was reported that Cubs outfielder/catcher/power hitter Kyle Schwarber will miss the 2016 season due to a serious knee injury, from Jesse Rogers, Cubs beat reporter for ESPN:
Schwarber has a full torn ACL and LCL— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) April 8, 2016
And here is more from Will Carroll, managing editor of FanDuel, and former injury expert:
For those asking if Schwarber injuries career threatening, tough to say. All significant and in combo, tougher. Long rehab.— Will Carroll (@injuryexpert) April 8, 2016
This news benefits outfielder Jorge Soler, who should take over as the primary left fielder, but we could also see Kris Bryant in left field, with Tommy La Stella playing third base. Once Javier Baez returns from his wrist injury, which could take another week or so, Baez could see time at third base or left and center field as well. Solar is available in 55% of ESPN leagues while Baez is available in over 80% of leagues right now, so grab one or both if you need an outfielder or utility player.