6/11 Cubs sign Schwarber – UPDATED
The Cubs signed first-round pick, Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber, who was selected fourth overall in the First-Year Player Draft. The Cubs had an allotment of $4.6 million to spend on their first-round pick, but came to an agreement at $3.125 million. Schwarber will join Class A Boise in time for the season opener on Friday.
By signing Schwarber at that amount, the Cubs were expected to use the money on some of the high school pitchers they selected in the Draft.
Schwarber was in Chicago this week to undergo a physical and meet with Cubs officials. He tweeted on Sunday that he was “Chicago bound” and asked for recommendations on places to eat in the city.
This is the third straight year the Cubs have picked a position player in the first round of the Draft.
— Carrie Muskat