Schwarber went on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a right hamstring strain. He’s expected to miss an extended amount of time, manager Dave Martinez said. He still plans to attend the All-Star Game.
“I’d like to go and still experience everything,” Schwarber told reporters Sunday. “You only get one first. I want to experience it and just make the most of it. It sucks that I won’t be able to play, but it is what it is. I’m still very excited to be a part of it.”
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Schwarber ranks third in the league with 25 home runs and tied for sixth with 53 RBIs. He led baseball with 16 home runs and 30 RBIs in June and was named National League Player of the Month.
When Schwarber received the news that he had made the team, he let his wife and his family know first, and everyone kept it under wraps until it was officially announced Sunday.
“It’s an exciting moment whenever you do get told,” Schwarber said. “You want to let your family know because they’re the ones who have helped you along the way. It’s not a one-man job.”