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Cubs sign top pick Schwarber

Cubs sign top pick Schwarber

PITTSBURGH — Kyle Schwarber immediately headed to Boise to start his professional career after agreeing Wednesday to a $3.125 million bonus with the Cubs. And manager Rick Renteria, a former first round pick of the Pirates who spent 10 seasons in player development as a minor league manager and coach, is extremely encouraged by Schwarber’s eagerness after he was selected as the fourth overall pick in the draft on June 5. “It speaks more to him,” Renteria said of Schwarber, a catcher-outfielder who is expected to make his professional debut Friday for the Hawks in the Class A short-season Northwest League opener. “That goes to show you he wants to play....

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