Cubs trade Maybin; Schwarber appreciates snack
The Cubs reportedly traded veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin to the New York Mets for cash considerations on Tuesday.
Maybin, 34, had been playing for the Iowa Cubs and was on the Cubs' taxi squad for road games several times this season. In Iowa, he was hitting just .103, but played well after joining the Cubs late last season.
The Mets have had a rash of injuries lately, with Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo, Albert Almora Jr. and Kevin Pillar all on the injured list.
The Iowa Cubs have some experience in the outfield, with Prairie Ridge High School grad Nick Martini, Rafael Ortega and Ian Miller. The team recently added former White Sox OF Trayce Thompson.
Schwarber appreciates gift:
Monday's game marked the return of former Cub Kyle Schwarber to Wrigley Field. Former teammate Kris Bryant left him a gift, dropping a Twix bar in left field. A fan in the bleachers recorded Schwarber picking up the candy as he headed out for the start of the inning.
After the game, Schwarber admitted he did eat the Twix and it might have helped put him in the right frame of mind to hit a 2-run homer in the fourth inning.