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Cubs send struggling Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa

Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber (12) and Ian Happ celebrate after they scored on Happ's home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The Chicago Cubs have demoted struggling slugger Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa.

Schwarber, the fourth overall pick in the 2014 amateur draft, is batting just .171 with 12 homers and 28 RBIs in 64 games. There was no immediate announcement of a corresponding move.

Schwarber made his major league debut in 2015 and hit .246 with 16 homers and 43 RBIs in 69 games. He missed most of last season with a leg injury after a frightening outfield collision, then returned in October to help the Cubs win the World Series for the first time since 1908.

Chicago is 36-35 heading into Thursday night's game at Miami.

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