6/17 Schwarber to Kane County
Kyle Schwarber, the fourth overall pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, homered twice Tuesday, leading short-season Boise to a 12-3 victory against Tri-City. And his effort earned him a promotion. The Cubs announced that Schwarber has been promoted to Class A Kane County, and was expected to join the team on Wednesday. Five games into his pro career, he was 12-for-20 with four home runs, seven runs and 10 RBIs.
“It sounds like he’s doing well,” manager Rick Renteria said. “Hopefully it continues for him. … Good for him. I’m sure he’s very excited. It sounds like he’s a kid who just wants to play ball.”
— Carrie Muskat