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Report: Phillies land Kyle Schwarber on 4-year deal

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Oct 18, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Kyle Schwarber (18) of the Boston Red Sox watches the ball after hitting a grand slam against the Houston Astros during the second inning of game three of the 2021 ALCS at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Outfielder Kyle Schwarber agreed to a four-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies worth “just under $20 million” per season, The Athletic reported Wednesday.

The agreement is pending results of a physical.

Schwarber, 29, last season was selected to the All-Star Game for the first time, as a member of the Washington Nationals. The Boston Red Sox then acquired him before the trade deadline. He finished the season with 32 homers, 71 RBIs and a .266 batting average in 113 regular-season games.

He struggled for Boston in the loss to the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series, batting only .120, with one homer and four RBIs in six games.

Schwarber was a member of the Chicago Cubs when they won the World Series in 2016. He played in two Series games, going hitless in four at-bats, with a walk.

Schwarber’s best season was with the Cubs in 2019, when he had 38 homers, 92 RBIs and a .250 batting average.

For his seven-year career, Schwarber has 153 homers, 350 RBIs, a .237 batting average, a .343 on-base percentage and a .493 slugging percentage.

–Field Level Media