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Cubs notes: Ross talks DH options, OD starter

CHICAGO — Cubs manager David Ross has already discussed the possibility of Kyle Schwarber serving as a designated hitter. The outfielder’s name has come up as a future DH candidate since he broke into the Majors, but Ross wanted to let Schwarber know he still has a home in left field.

“We’re on the same page,” Ross said in a Zoom call with Chicago reporters on Monday. “He’s comfortable in the DH spot. He’s told me that. I’ve told him it’s not going to be strictly a DH role for him.”

Ross named Schwarber and Steven Souza Jr. as possible DH candidates from within Chicago’s outfield cast. The manager also floated the concept of finding ways to work both of his catchers, Willson Contreras and Victor Caratini, into the order when it made sense.

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