FILE - In this March 26, 2016, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber leaves the batter's box during the team's spring training baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Mesa, Ariz. Schwarber could return for the Cubs if they make it to the World Series. The Cubs had ruled Schwarber out for the year after he tore two ligaments in his left knee during an outfield collision in April. But a couple of positive medical reports led the team to activate the catcher/outfielder from the 60-day disabled list on Saturday so it could check him out in the Arizona Fall League. AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
CLEVELAND (AP) Kyle Schwarber was added to the Chicago Cubs' World Series roster and could start Tuesday night's opener against the Cleveland Indians at designated hitter.
The 23-year-old outfielder replaced left-handed pitcher Rob Zastryzny on the 25-man roster announced 10 hours before Game 1.
Schwarber was playing left field at Arizona on April 7 when he collided with center fielder Dexter Fowler and tumbled on a ball that became an inside-the-park home run for Jean Segura. Dallas Cowboys orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Cooper operated 12 days later to repair torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments.