Chicago Cubs release World Series roster, Kyle Schwarber included

CLEVELAND – The Chicago Cubs have set their 25-man roster in advance of the start of the 112th World Series Tuesday night against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.

Kyle Schwarber, 23, sidelined after tearing two knee ligaments on April 8, was included Tuesday on the roster. Since Cleveland’s Progressive Field is an American League ballpark, the Cubs will need a designated hitter for their pitcher — that’s where Schwarber will reportedly come in.

Schwarber was expected to miss the rest of 2016 following knee surgery but was cleared medically to resume playing on October 17. He played a pair of games in the Arizona Fall League and flew to Cleveland on Monday.

As a rookie, Schwarber hit .246 with 16 homers and 43 RBIs in 71 games.

Here is a look at the Chicago Cubs World Series roster:

PITCHERS (11)
6-Carl Edwards Jr., RHP
28-Kyle Hendricks, RHP
34-Jon Lester, LHP
37-Travis Wood, LHP
38-Mike Montgomery, LHP
41-John Lackey, RHP
46-Pedro Strop, RHP
49-Jake Arrieta, RHP
52-Justin Grimm, RHP
54-Aroldis Chapman, LHP
56-Hector Rondon, RHP

POSITION PLAYERS (14)
3-David Ross, C
5-Albert Almora Jr., OF
8-Chris Coghlan, OF
9-Javier Baez, INF
12-Kyle Schwarber, OF/C
17-Kris Bryant, INF
18-Ben Zobrist, INF
22-Jason Heyward, OF
24-Dexter Fowler, OF
27-Addison Russell, INF
40-Willson Contreras, C
44-Anthony Rizzo, INF
47-Miguel Montero, C
68-Jorge Soler, OF