Addison Russell

Cubs trade reinforces faith in Kyle Schwarber, fellow MLB youngsters

Cubs trade reinforces faith in Kyle Schwarber, fellow MLB youngsters

Despite relentless speculation regarding Kyle Schwarber's future, the left-handed slugger remains with the Cubs and figures to stay awhile.

"We've been consistent all along that we don't have any untouchables, but you can read into this move, just how much faith we have in this group of guys," Cubs President Theo Epstein said Thursday after keeping his young core of major league players intact while acquiring prized left-hander Jose Quintana from the White Sox for four prospects.

Epstein emphasized the need to add starting pitching, but at a specific cost that currently doesn't include the likes of Addison Russell, Javier Baez or Schwarber, who was linked to the...

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