Kyle Schwarber could join Cubs for World Series, Maddon confirms

CHICAGO - It's a long shot, but the Cubs all-time postseason home run leader might be headed toward an epic return.

There's a possibility that 23-year-old Kyle Schwarber could end up on the Cubs World Series roster - if they get there, of course.

The Chicago Cubs today activated Schwarber from the disabled list to allow him to play his first game in months for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League.

He is expected to be the designated hitter tonight.

He would most likely have to make a fairly good impression in a short amount of opportunities to give the Cubs confidence that he's worth a roster spot before Tuesday morning's deadline.

In a press conference Saturday afternoon, Joe Maddon confirmed that Schwarber may be considered for the DH spot if the Cubs make it to the World Series.

But, if he starts up where he left off, Schwarber could make an intriguing case, especially when you factor in the possibility of not having to play the field in the World Series.