The Chicago Cubs on Thursday sent outfielder Kyle Schwarber to triple-A Iowa and put outfielder Jason Heyward on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to Monday.
Heyward has an abrasion on his left hand.
Schwarber, the fourth overall pick in the 2014 amateur draft, is batting .171 with 12 homers and 28 RBIs in 64 games.
He made his major league debut in 2015 and hit .246 with 16 homers and 43 RBIs in 69 games.
Schwarber sat out most of last season because of a leg injury.
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