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August 2 update: Former Cubs Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber, and trade deadline open thread

The Cubs made one trade Monday and while we're waiting for others to go down, I thought I'd change up the subject a little. So while we’re waiting for trades before today’s 5 p.m. CT deadline, let’s have a look at what several former Cubs have done since I last updated you on them last week. Three of these players were dealt at the deadline last year.
Picture for August 2 update: Former Cubs Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber, and trade deadline open thread
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Phillies' Kyle Schwarber: Steals fifth base

Schwarber went 0-for-2 with two walks and a stolen base in a 13-1 loss Tuesday in Atlanta. Schwarber never put the ball in play as he walked twice and struck out twice. His third-inning stolen base was his fifth of the season, setting a new career high. After walking just five times in his prior 115 plate appearances, the outfielder showed his patience Tuesday with his first multi-walk game since June 28. Since the All-Star break, he's 7-for-43 with four homers and 14 strikeouts.
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Phillies' Kyle Schwarber: Pads NL home run lead

Schwarber went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to Atlanta. The Phillies' leadoff man put his team on the board for the first time on the night in the sixth inning, when he took Spencer Strider deep for his 31st home run of the season. Schwarber maintains a three-homer lead over Atlanta's Austin Riley for the National League lead in the category, but the power production has come with a major drain in batting average (.203 over 355 at-bats on the season). The 29-year-old's .309 on-base percentage is similarly unremarkable for a leadoff hitter, but interim manager Rob Thomson thus far hasn't shown an inclination to move Schwarber down the lineup. Schwarber will start in left field and handle the table-setting role once again in Wednesday's series finale.

All-Stars Ian Happ, Kyle Schwarber see parallels in their careers

PHILADELPHIA – Kyle Schwarber went to bed early last Sunday ahead of the Home Run Derby. He had to compete the next day. He woke up to a photo of Ian Happ posing with the Schwarber family. “He goes, ‘Man, you’ve changed,’” Schwarber recounted to the Sun-Times with a...

Kyle Schwarber knows what could await Willson Contreras and Ian Happ without extensions from Chicago Cubs: ‘It’s not the end of the world’

For two days this week in Los Angeles, Kyle Schwarber reunited with friends. The All-Star Game on Tuesday brought together Schwarber and former Chicago Cubs teammates Willson Contreras and Ian Happ, but by Aug. 2, Contreras and Happ could find themselves in the same spot as the Philadelphia Phillies slugger — as former Cubs. Contreras remains all but gone without a contract extension ahead of ...

Kyle Schwarber Could Join One of MLB's Most Exclusive Clubs

Kyle Schwarber did not have his best stuff on display Monday night at the Home Run Derby, losing to 42-year-old Albert Pujols in the first round. Nevertheless, the Philadelphia Phillies slugger has been one of the very best home run hitters in baseball this year. He leads the National League in long balls at the midway point of the season, trailing only Aaron Judge for the Major League lead.

Everyone's Saying The Same Thing About Kyle Schwarber During Home Run Derby

Kyle Schwarber's performance at Monday's Home Run Derby has fans questioning if he tried his best. Schwarber, who leads the NL with 29 home runs at the All-Star Break, was matched up with St. Louis Cardinals legend Albert Pujols in the first round of tonight's event. When Pujols hit just 13 homers, it looked like Schwarber would dispose of him easily to advance to the semifinals.