It's back to the cornfields of Iowa for Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs.

In a surprise move, Schwarber, the 2016 post-season hero for the Cubs who has had a rough start in the 2017 season, will be sent back to the Triple A.

USA Today is reporting that

Finally acknowledging that Schwarber's putrid production - a .171 batting average and .295 on-base percentage- became too much to bear, the Cubs will now aim to reconstruct a lineup that ranks ninth in the National League in runs scored and 11th in on base plus slugging, at .745.

The 2017 Cubs season certainly not going how most Cubs fans hoped it would go. Who could ever forget the moment Schwarber hit that home run that landed on top of the Wrigley scoreboard in 2015.

The Cubs currently have a 36-35 record in the NL central, but still are only 1 1/2 games out of first place.  Let's hope Schwarber works things out and returns to the Northside soon.

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