Report: Cubs won't tender 2021 contract for Kyle Schwarber


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Kyle Schwarber was a fan favorite of the Cubs (Matt Marton - USA Today Sports)
Kyle Schwarber was a fan favorite of the Cubs (Matt Marton - USA Today Sports)

The Chicago Cubs will not tender a contract for outfielder Kyle Schwarber for the 2021 season according to multiple reports including ESPN.

Schwarber has been with the team the last six seasons and now is a free agent. He was projected to make around $8 million in arbitration with the Cubs.

“I’m not a guy that’s going to look into the future,” Schwarber said about his future during the playoffs. “I’m just going to focus on one thing at a time. I’ve already got a bunch of gray hair on my head just because I think a lot about baseball. I don’t need this on my mind too.”

The Cubs have not ruled out a possibility of signing him later on to an extension but wasn't going the $8 million route for 2021. So there is a small chance that the 27-year-old could be back with Cubs as discussions are ongoing.

In 2020, Schwarber hit only .188 with 11 homers and 24 RBI in 224 plate appearances.

For his career as a Cub, he hit .230 with 121 dingers and 279 RBI.

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