Cubs place Schwarber on 60-day DL, acquire Soto from Indians
CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have transferred slugger Kyle Schwarber to the 60-day disabled list from the 15-day DL because of a season-ending knee injury. They also acquired left-handed pitcher Giovanni Soto from the Cleveland Indians for cash.
The Cubs announced the moves before Monday's home opener against the Cincinnati Reds.
Schwarber tore ligaments in his left knee and severely sprained an ankle in an outfield collision with Dexter Fowler at Arizona last week. As a rookie last season, he hit 16 home runs and drove in 43 runs in 69 games.
Soto debuted with Cleveland last season and threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings over six relief appearances. The Cubs optioned him to Triple-A Iowa.