Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Cubs' Schwarber Eager for a World Series Chance

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Cubs' Schwarber Eager for a World Series Chance

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One doctor's appointment for Kyle Schwarber has turned into an intriguing idea for the Chicago Cubs.

Schwarber is working out in Arizona after major left knee surgery in April, and the Cubs say the injured slugger could return if the team makes it to the World Series for the first time since 1945.

The Cubs had ruled Schwarber out for the year after he tore two knee ligaments on an outfield collision.

But Schwarber's checkup with Dr. Daniel Cooper Monday in Dallas cleared the way for the Cubs to take a closer look at the catcher/outfielder in the Arizona Fall League.

"We got the best possible report. It exceeded any reasonable expectation that we had," president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said. "We basically got the news at six months that we had hoped to get at seven months, which was he was cleared to run the bases. …

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