1B,DH - FA
Frank Schwindel went 2-for-3 with a walk and one RBI in an extra inning loss to the Mets in game one of a doubleheader Saturday.
Schwindel is slashing .246/.292/.397 with eight home runs, 11 doubles, and 34 RBIs in 64 games this season. Despite the low average, he has been one of the more productive members of the Cubs’ offense this season.
Frank Schwindel was activated (lower back strain) from the 10-day IL Thursday.
Schwindel was slashing .237/.282/.386 with eight home runs, and 33 RBIs in 62 games prior to landing on the IL. He is not in Thursday’s starting lineup but should see playing time at first base or DH soon.
Frank Schwindel has been easing into baseball activities as he continues to work his way back from lower back tightness, per Cubs manager David Ross.
Schwindel was placed on the IL back on June 18th with the back issue. Prior to the IL stint he was slashing .237/.282.386 with 8 home runs, 33 RBIs, and 21 runs scored in 62 games. Since the 10 days have already passed and he is just beginning baseball activities, fantasy managers should go ahead and cut bait as the upside does not outweigh picking up a healthy option.
The Cubs placed Frank Schwindel on the 10-day IL on Saturday with a lower back strain. The team recalled Alfonso Rivas from Triple-A.
Schwindel was removed from Friday's game after coming up limping after running down the first base line. A lower back strain probably isn't overly serious, but the fact that the Cubs put Schwindel on the IL quickly likely means he'll need a bit more than the 10 days to recover. Schwindel's upside isn't high enough to warrant holding him for any remotely lengthy absence so monitor the news from the Cubs over the next week.
Frank Schwindel exited Friday’s game against Atlanta in the 2nd inning with a leg injury as reported by NBC Sports Chicago’s Tim Stebbins.
Schwindel exited early on Friday when he came up limping after running out a ground ball in his first at-bat: There is speculation it’s a hamstring based off his reaction to the injury but no official word yet. Schwindel was replaced by P.J. Higgins who could be the beneficiary of more at-bats if Schwindel has to miss time.