While a lot of teams around the MLB have had the last couple of weeks to see how their deadline acquisitions are adjusting to their new situations, the Boston Red Sox have yet to see Kyle Schwarber on the field. The 28-year-old infielder/outfielder has been sidelined since July with a hamstring injury and suffered a groin injury setback last week.
Fortunately, the Red Sox had a great injury update on Thursday as Boston manager Alex Cora announced that Schwarber would begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A Worcester later that day.
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The good news didn't stop there, though. If everything goes well with Schwarber's rehab assignment, Cora sees him making his Red Sox debut this weekend as a real possibility. Consider how Boston has lost 10 of their last 15 contests and are now 4.0 games back of the AL East lead, now would be the perfect time for Schwarber to join his new team.
The 2021 MLB All-Star was having one of the most productive performances of his career for the Washington Nationals before landing on the injured list. Through 72 games, he recorded 25 home runs and 53 RBI. His .253/.340/.570 slash line is the best of his seven-year career and it could help provide some offensive boost to a struggling Red Sox lineup that has scored just 61 runs over its last 15 games — tied for the eighth-worst total in that span.
Schwarber's eventual debut should help the Red Sox get back on track as they hope to go on a championship run this year. FanDuel Sportsbook has Boston listed at an impressive +1600 odds (T-8th) to win the 2021 World Series despite their recent struggles,
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