Kyle Schwarber signs 4 year deal with Philadelphia Phillies

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 15: Kyle Schwarber #18 of the Boston Red Sox hits a two-run single against the Seattle Mariners during the tenth inning at T-Mobile Park on September 15, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 15: Kyle Schwarber #18 of the Boston Red Sox hits a two-run single against the Seattle Mariners during the tenth inning at T-Mobile Park on September 15, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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One of the biggest questions that MLB fans wanted to be answered has been where will Kyle Schwarber end up? With spring training starting, more decisions are being made and left fielder Kyle Schwarber has signed a four year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies with a reported AAV of a little under 20$ million per year.

Schwarber was a force to be reckoned with in 2021 hitting .266/.374/.554 with 32 home runs and 71 RBI despite missing most of July due to a hamstring injury. The power lefty bat has been linked to many teams during his free agency as he has the potential to be a great addition to a lineup either as a left fielder, designated hitter, or even a catcher.

Kyle Schwarber gives Philadelphia Phillies needed power bat

Before his time on the Nationals came to an end, June was Schwarber’s month last season as the 29-year-old hit 16 home runs, with 30 runs batted in, and an OPS of a whopping 1.122 over 27 games.

Showing that he has the ability to absolutely rake against NL teams. He is going to cause more than a few issues for the Mets and Braves who are spending a substantial sum of money to improve their lineups as well. Both teams are still in need of some pitching and they better find it fast because Schwarber will not be holding back this upcoming season, especially if he’s able to stay healthy.

Next. The task for the Phillies and their 'VP'. dark

Schwarber does tend to struggle as a defensive left fielder posting a -5 DRS in leftfield last season. At one point Schwarber was placed at 1B for 10 games while on the Red Sox, but Boston used him as a DH for the majority of his time with the team which may be the best option for the Phillies.