Lulz: Emergency Catcher Kyle Schwarber is Asking for a Start Behind the Plate

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Lulz: Emergency Catcher Kyle Schwarber is Asking for a Start Behind the Plate

Chicago Cubs

In case you were curious, Kyle Schwarber has won out in the vaunted EMERGENCY CATCHER battle over Javy Baez (probably).

It’s not actually a battle, because Schwarber, as a recently-converted catcher, is obviously the guy. But with Willson Contreras out for a month, Schwarber is taking the opportunity to try to snag a start:

Let’s get crazy! Let’s do it!

In all seriousness, it really would take a multiple injury situation (or injury after one of the catchers is out of the game) for Schwarber to get time behind the plate. Soon, the Cubs will add another catcher, and it could be someone much less likely to even leave Joe Maddon mildly entertaining the possibility of giving Schwarber time behind the plate. So he better bust out the tire iron quickly if he wants a chance.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.