The important thing to remember with Kyle Schwarber is just how few major-league plate appearances he has made. So Thursday's decision by the Chicago Cubs to option the 24-year-old outfielder to Class AAA Iowa wasn't as shocking as it may have seemed at first. As the Cubs got set to begin an 11-game road trip with a four-game series at Miami, they made a couple of major roster moves.
The Chicago Cubs are sending struggling hitter Kyle Schwarber to Class AAA Iowa. Sources confirmed Thursday morning that the Cubs will send Schwarber to Iowa and place right fielder Jason Heyward on the disabled list with an injured left hand. Heyward scraped his hand trying to catch a ball last weekend in Pittsburgh. The Cubs will call up pitcher Dylan Floro and outfielder Mark Zagunis from Iowa for Thursday night's game at Miami against the Marlins.
Look for Anthony Rizzo in the leadoff spot for the foreseeable future. Cubs manager Joe Maddon says he is not inclined to move Rizzo out of the top spot any time soon. Rizzo flied out to begin Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the San Diego Padres. He had reached safely leading off in each of his first seven games. According to Elias, Rizzo is the only player in the last 60 years to reach in his first plate appearance in each of his first seven career games batting leadoff.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".