Report: Phillies Have an Agreement with Kyle Schwarber
The Phillies progress on the signing of Kyle Schwarber, seems to be completed.
According to multiple sources, including Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia, the team has an agreement with Schwarber, who will likely play left field for the team.
The deal with Schwarber is said to be a 4-year deal worth just under $20 million per season, according to Jayson Stark of The Athletic.
The 29-year-old had a career-year with Washington and Red Sox in 2021, hitting 266 with 32 home runs in 113 games. He is not a great defensive player, but will likely have to play left field and should see some time as a DH and maybe even a little first base.
I could see the Phillies using Schwardber in the lead-off role, without another logical option on the current roster. He has hit lead-off more than any other spot in the batting lineup during his career, hitting .230 with 41 home runs 84 RBI as a lead-off guy.
He was a 2021 All-Star and won a World Series with the Chicago Cubs in 2016, bringing a winning attitude that has been lacking in the Phillies clubhouse.
He worked with current Phillies hitting coach Kevin Long, with Washington last season, helping him have one of his best MLB seasons to date.
Schwarber’s agreement with the Phillies is pending a physical.
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