The Chicago Cubs have placed Kyle Schwarber on the disabled list with a fully torn ACL and MCL, the team announced. He is expected to miss the rest of the season.
X-rays on his ankle and knee also came back negative according to MLB.com's Carrie Muskat.
Schwarber was carted off the field in Thursday night's win over the Arizona Diamondbacks as he collided with centerfielder Dexter Fowler while chasing a hit by Jean Segura that ended up being an inside-the-park home run.
Schwarber reported soreness and tightness in his ankle and knee after the game. Team trainers were treating the injury as a sprain.
Last season, Schwarber hit 16 home runs with 43 RBIs and a .246 batting average before setting the Cubs' postseason home run record with five. He was hitless in the first four games of the 2016 season.
Munenori Kawasaki may be the player the Cubs elect to call up from Triple A Iowa as his replacement. He would be a temporary infield option as Matt Szczur, Jorge Soler and Kris Bryant can play outfield. Bryant took over in leftfield when Schwarber exited the game. Tommy La Stella played third base.
- Chris Chavez