The Chicago Cubs announced on Wednesday that they have signed 2o14 first round draft selection Kyle Schwarber to a contract.
According to a report form ESPN Chicago, Schwarber signed a contract with a signing bonus of $3.125 million. The bonus is $1,496,200 under slot for the No. 4 selection in the MLB Draft.
Part of the reason why Schwarber appealed to the Cubs is because of his signability. Schwarber was considered to be an easy sign once the Cubs drafted and that proved to be true as the catcher signed less than a week after being drafted by the Cubs.
The fact that Schwarber was an easy sign is not a slight against his baseball talent. Schwarber is gifted offensively. That is one of the main reasons why the Cubs’ selected him with the No.4 overall selection. Schwarber was the catcher for the University of Indiana and the Cubs currently plan on developing him as a catcher as well. Though, there has been talk that Schwarber could move to the outfield.
Schwarber will start his Cubs’ career in Boise. Boise starts their season on Friday and Schwarber will be available to play in that game.
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