6/9 Schwarber in Chicago
Catcher Kyle Schwarber, selected fourth overall in the First-Year Player Draft, may be close to signing with the Cubs. Schwarber tweeted on Sunday that he was “Chicago bound” and asked for recommendations on places to eat in the city. The Indiana catcher is most likely in Chicago for more than just a steak dinner.
The Cubs had an allotment of $4.6 million to spend on their first-round pick, but most likely came to an agreement with Schwarber on less. Some have estimated the catcher would sign for $3 million. An announcement could come as early as this week.
– Carrie Muskat