【N.J】 Cubs release N.J. native after he clears waivers – New Jersey News

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So much for Sweet Home Chicago.

The Cubs released infielder Frank Schwindel Sunday after he cleared waivers. He had been designated for assignment on Saturday. Per MLB.com:

Schwindel burst onto the scene for the Cubs in 2021 (1.002 OPS in 56 games), but struggled this season (.635 OPS in 75 games) and was recently playing at Triple-A.


The 30-year-old Schwindel, a native of Livingston, N.J. who attended Livingston High School, hit a career-best 14 home runs in 2021. Most of that damage came with the Cubs, who claimed the first baseman off waivers from the Oakland A’s in July of 2021.

The Kansas City Royals selected Schwindel in the 18th round of the 2013 MLB Draft out of St. John’s. He made his MLB debut in 2019 with Royals, going 1-for-15 in six games.

Kansas City released Schwindel in May of 2019 and he was signed three weeks later by the Detroit Tigers.

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Following the 2020 season, Schwindel signed as a free agent with the A’s, for whom he hit his first big-league home run on June 30, 2021.

Now that he’s been released by the Cubs, Schwindel, a lifetime .269 hitter with 22 home runs in 145 games, is free to sign with any team.


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