Phillies reach deal with Schwarber (source)

March 16th, 2022 is keeping track of all the latest news and rumors surrounding veteran slugger , who is a free agent.

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March 16: Phillies reach deal with Schwarber (source)
The Phillies have reached a deal with Schwarber, a source told More >

March 15: Blue Jays view chance to land Schwarber likelier than Freeman
After Boston reportedly expressed their interest in Freddie Freeman Tuesday, the Jays seem to be pivoting towards courting former Red Sox slugger Kyle Schwarber, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. This doesn't rule out a potential move to Toronto for Freeman, but the Jays reportedly see their chances of signing Schwarber as more likely than Freeman.

March 14: Blue Jays making 'big push' for Schwarber
While the race to sign Kyle Schwarber is ongoing, there may be a new frontrunner. The Blue Jays are reportedly making a strong push for the OF/DH, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

March 14: Rockies showing interest in Schwarber
While the Rockies are reported to be in pursuit of Kris Bryant, the club is keeping its options open in its search for an impact bat and considers Schwarber an option, reports's Thomas Harding.

March 14: Blue Jays, Phillies have 'strong interest' in Schwarber (report)
Schwarber is drawing "strong interest" from a half-dozen teams or so, including the Blue Jays and Phillies, reported The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal (subscription required).

Led by Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, George Springer and Teoscar Hernández, the Blue Jays already have a potent offense, but the club is heavy on right-handed batters. Schwarber, a left-handed hitter, would give Toronto some much-needed balance.

The Phillies have an opening in left field after Andrew McCutchen became a free agent and also have another lineup spot to fill after the DH was added to the National League in the new CBA. Schwarber could fit in either spot.

Schwarber also has been linked to the Marlins recently, along with Nick Castellanos, Michael Conforto and Jorge Soler.

March 10: Universal DH could boost Schwarber’s market
Schwarber was already drawing widespread interest, with teams like the Red Sox, Phillies, Marlins, Rockies and Nationals all reported to be in the running for the lefty slugger. A reunion with either the Sox or Nats would make sense, as Schwarber was great for both teams in 2021 -- he slugged 25 homers with a .910 OPS with Washington after the Nationals signed him as a free agent, and hit seven homers with a .957 OPS with Boston after the Red Sox traded for him. 

The universal DH could also be a big boost for Schwarber's market, as it would open up the entire NL to him. Schwarber can play left field or first base if he has to, but he's built to mash homers and not worry about defense.